New to Mungo, Designer Lenore Schroeder delved into our vast archives of historic patterns and designs; a treasure chest for ideas and inspiration. She studied the checks of the classic Harris Tweed that was originally woven on the very Hattersley looms we use at Mungo today. She was equally fascinated by the three-dimensional effect of the waffle weave. The neat, pocket-like structure of this famous weave and the cross-sections of colour synonymous with the plaid check became the building blocks for the Vrou-Vrou.
By experimenting with intersections of colour and increasing the scale of the well-known plaid check, Lenore turns a classic design into something intriguing, graphic and contemporary.
To see the weaving of our Vrou-Vrou – and other products – in action, come and visit us at the Mungo Mill. Open daily, with free guided tours available on weekends.
Vrou Throw? Vrou-Vrou? Vrou Blanket?…
Originally called the ‘Vrou Throw’ after the Afrikaans word for lady. After a series of tongue-twisting mispronunciations and closer definition inspection we nicknamed it the Vrou-Vrou; a play on the phrase ‘frou frou’ meaning heavily ornamental and elaborate (adj.) or a rustling sound of fabric (n.).
The Vrou-Vrou is woven from Southern African grown cotton on our wide width Dornier looms at the new Mungo Mill in Plettenberg Bay.
The classic waffle weave has a cellular structure which gives the Vrou-Vrou a chunky body and texture. The pure cotton yarn ensures that it remains light and breathable, perfect for year round luxury.
Although called the Vrou Throw, it’s technically a full sized blanket, made to cover a bed, but also great for an evening stroll or marking your spot by the lake.
Each Vrou-Vrou is woven with 9 different coloured yarns. The warp features 5 colour variations and the weft features 4.
Tidal pool Tablecloth!!!
Since our journey to South Afrika in 2020 and since the Covid-crisis in your country I keep on ordering your beautiful towels and table cloths. I ordered them als great and precious gifts to the anniversaries of my best friends and – for myself! I love your work: the colours, the finest materials, the most very best quality of the sewing. Your towels are a added value for life. Your table cloths are the most elegant and beautiful settings for inviting family and friends.
I truly cherish your work! And I gladly support your team and your social impact.
With the very best wishes to you and South Africa!
Béatrice from Switzerland
Beatrice Stalder –
An extraordinary thing! Exquisite colours pulled together to create a fabulous piece of artwork. Given my bedroom a sense of depth and comfort. Pulled a whole room together. Exemplary service too. I privilege to own the Vrou-Vrou and also to to business with Mungo. Thank you all for your talent! Taubette, England..xxx
Taubette Klompas (verified owner) –
The colors and warmth
I am over the moon with my Vrou-Vrou blanket. The colors brighten my mood and makes me smile. The quick delivery amazed me. The Kind size on a queen bed turns it into a good old-fashioned Bed-Cover. I love it
The Vrou-Vrou definitely has that effect!
Craig Harding –
Brings so much sunlight into the room
I am impressed with the quality! The colors are chosen so well, you can mix the blanket with any pillows, pictures, other accents in the room. I use it for both living and bedroom areas. The delivery was so smooth! I ordered it to California and will order more other products. Thank you!
Viola Serdiukova (verified owner) –
Thank you Viola!
Craig Harding –
Goes so well with my furniture
I love this blanket, I ordered the super king for my king sized bed. It looks amazing. I have a sleigh bed and tuck it in. I would order up a size and up two sizes if you want it to hang to the floor. It’s gorgeous and vibrant goes so well with my furniture. I purchased the magenta. It was delivered within 3 days awesome service thanks.
Wendy Dengler (verified owner) –
Thank you Wendy.
Craig Harding –