Na Mara

A bright & iridescent hand woven piece inspired by the British Starling’s colouring. A soft & smooth combination of mulesing-free Merino wool & eco-friendly Tencel – a shortie or piece read to be made into a ring sling.¬†

Na Mara Baby Wrap Product Overview

Length: 260cm

Fibre: 50% Cotton 25% Bamboo 25% Merino

Weave: Crackle

Edges: hemmed ends

Embellishments: none

How to wash/care for product: Hand wash

£213.00 £195.00

1 in stock

A vibrant and eye catching warp with a hand dyed purple weft. Soft & airy wrap qualities. Perfect for a ring sling conversion!

The Story behind Na Mara

The ‘Na Marra’ Baby Wrap is one of two sister pieces from a custom made baby wrap warp: a Cotton warp with a focus on beautiful and subtle blues. Framed by purple and soft teal like blues the shades are classic and beautiful. This piece of fabric will make wrapping your little one a joy: a feast for the eyes and easy to wrap with. Na Mara doesn’t shout but the echoes are unmistakable.

‘Na Marra’ Baby Wrap is woven in a crackle weave with the treadling circling back to give diamond shapes in the pattern. The weft fibres are Bamboo and Merino: a soft and cushy combination’. Hand dyed by Feather & Hay the pink-purple weft gives the wrap it’s ‘pop-ability’  – the colours shine with vibrancy!

Why is it called ‘Na Mara’? The warp name came from the sea shell collection inspiration photo. The imagery around this warp is about wide open beaches with sporadic shells dotting the expanse. Na Mara is simply the Scottish Gaelic words for ‘by the sea’ – ‘Na Mara’ Baby Wrap represents the feeling of being by the sea.

This is a mid range density wrap (comparable to other F&H baby wraps). It has a lovely soft bounce and drape but is light in hand and will be soft from the very beginning. ‘Na Marra’ has hemmed ends.

Feather & Hay creates limited edition textiles. Each piece has a story to tell, inspired by nature, the landscape or the seasonal flow of country living. Our creations immerse the wearer in the power of wild; touching, holding and possessing will summon it’s magic.

Our textiles are hand woven on Feather & Hay’s floor loom in Scotland, using especially sourced and high quality raw materials. Each textile created thread by thread brings an original hand made item that respects the rhythm of nature. Commissioned work is available please get in touch if you would like something especially made.


How do I wash my hand woven item?

To preserve the beauty and magic of your Feather & Hay textile it is best to hand wash and line dry when required.

You do not need to pre-wash your item, each piece has been finished read for immediate use.

For plant based (cellulose) fibres use a non-bio detergent in hand warm water. Ecover is a good example of a gentle detergent.

For animal based (protein) fibres use a detergent suitable for delicates (often described as ‘for wool or silk’). Keep the temperature just warm to the hand and try not to agitate the fabric when washing. Remember felting can occur with heat, water & friction!