Historical information

Onkaparinga started in South Australia in 1869. Migrating from Germany, two brothers, Heinrich and Edward Kramm, both weavers, purchased and brought with them some machinery and established themselves in Hahndorf in a mud hut. Their original plant consisted of one carding machine, one spinning mule of 30 spools and 2 hand looms. The spinning mule was horse driven, the others all hand operated. The wool was washed by hand and dried in the sun then teased by hand. Now 145 years later the brand name Onkaparinga, is known all over the world, the products reflect the experience, passion and ingenuity of over a century's tradition in providing luxurious home wares. Donated to the National Wool Museum by Joyce Gray

Physical description

Light orange waffle weave woolen blanket, with nylon trimming. Product tag included with plastic case.

Inscriptions & markings

On product tag - The better way to sleep. Onkaparinga