Frontier Media

The Wool Lover

The Wool Lover is a visual, literary and cultural study of wool to be launched in 2017. The journal examines wool’s cultural significance offering an energetic sampling of content developed by a range of high calibre writers, lavishly illustrated with archival and contemporary images and video.

“For 12,000 years this fibre has figured on the loom of civilization as an integral part of human life.” [1] 

Exploring ideas such as the way we’ve used wool in acts of love and kindness; the way we’ve lived with wool in our houses and on our bodies; the cultural output it has helped shape; and the role wool plays in our economy and international relations, reveals rich insights about who we are, and our place in the world.

Weaving together a tapestry of historic material with contemporary interviews and footage The Wool Lover looks at wool with fresh eyes, whilst also saluting the heritage of New Zealand’s wool industry

The informed gaze and expansive contents of this digital monograph reflects the in-depth and cross genre research that has been undertaken to pull this wool compilation together.

photo Mark Smith

Photo Mark Smith

Sheep by Robin Vernon, photo Mark Smith

photo Brian Brake, image courtesy Te Papa

Image Auckland Museum