Tapaboques (shepherd's blanket)
We created a unique piece, reproducing the original design and texture of the tapaboques (shepherd’s blanket). The blanket has been used by shepherds for centuries, in its shape, weight and texture, there is an ancestral tradition.
The tapaboques (shepherd's blanket) is made of 100% sheep's wool, without any dye. White color comes from sheep from Andorra. Dark brown color comes from Castilian sheep, from the north of Spain.
From the Mediterranean to the Cantabrian Sea there stretches the long backbone of the Pyrenees. This geographical complex has for centuries had its own cultural, agricultural and spiritual identity. Andorra, in spite of the small territory it covers, forms part of this extensive geography and its rich heritage.
The project VITAL has its origin in this little country’s determination not to lose its identity. Our first activity has consisted in saving the coats of the sheep from being destroyed, when the animals are sheared each spring.
The people who inhabit the mountain have always used this natural fiber to dress themselves, for protection against the cold, and to make indispensable material for a good mattress.
Now, with this same natural fiber, VITAL has created the tapaboques (shepherd’s blanket), reproducing the design and texture that the shepherds of the Pyrenees ancestrally wore to protect themselves from the cold and rain. The blanket has been used by shepherds for centuries, in its shape, weight and texture, there is an ancestral tradition. We hope that this new product we offer, made with the wool of our sheep, will make an attractive contribution to this legacy, which we received with such delight; in this same spirit of delight, we pass on this simple, high-quality blanket inspired by the rich pastoral culture of our land and, likewise, of the whole Pyrenees.