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The Gift of Kings

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The Gift of Kings
The Gift of Kings

The Noblest of Wools

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The story of the merino sheep stretches back into history. Since the late eighteenth century it has been part of the vast, spectacular landscapes of Australia and New Zealand.
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Its fleece was traded by the Phoenicians and it was known to the Islamic tribes of North Africa, who took it with them to Spain, where its ultra-fine wool became one of the country’s best known and most sought after products, so much so that after the Reconquista, merino sheep were presented as a regal gift to the most illustrious dignitaries. Pairs of these docile sheep were given to seal pacts, forge alliances and map out the political future of Europe. This “gift of kings” is a rare, precious natural product that has been jealously guarded by man. Thanks to Loro Piana and the support it has provided to woolgrowers in Australia and New Zealand, has now attained a superlative level of quality.

This book portrays, through images, the stunning landscapes and extraordinary people, along with the emotions and passions of their teamwork, in a relationship based on trust with Loro Piana and those who for generations have lovingly taken care of these sheep, the gift of kings and of nature.


Photos by Bruna Rotunno
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Year2018
LanguageEnglish
ISBN885723855
EAN9788857238555
Dimensions28 x 30cm
Pages156
BindingHardcover
Colour illustrations118
ArgumentFashion
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