Le Crin

Since 1814, in a small village in France, the handweaving of horse hair has continued for Le Crin, still on the original looms.  The natural fibre of horse hair, whether chestnut or blonde, is still cut from the galloping horses of Manchuria: the horse hair shimmering like silk, glides to the touch and is indifferent to the passing of the years.  The limitation of the tails growing to a maximum length of 31 inches has been surmounted with new designs added to the collection, offering normal width sheers and other beautiful fabrics. Le Crin is pure artisanry – the women weavers’ agile hands sort the strands and guide the loom to a daily output of no more than 4 yards a day!