release date: 06/19/2009
limited release only found in ‘sonderpreise’ in size 2, 5, 6
price: 72 € for a sz 5
the next review is one of my favorite wraps ever: jim anthazit/puder or jim a/p with linen. this wrap was only found in the ‘sonderpreise’ and never at the limited editions. it is a cousin from the earlier in may released jim jade with linen…and if you thought that jj wrapped like cardbord right out of the box – this was nothing compared with jim a/p.
first the geeky measurements on a sz 5:
length: 4.42 m
weight: 740 g
-> 175 g/m
so jim a/p is a really thick wrap and it was incredible to begin with. but after some (ab)use it is now a softer and supersupportive wrap. every carry is rock solid and i can easily wrap my toddler in a simple ruck – it is just great.
the look of jim a/p is classy: the overall appearance is black, but it is woven with light pink linen threads. there is a dark silvery/grey shimmer on the wrap and it simply goes with everything.
just another old didymos wrap to add: tom with fringe
this old tom is just one version. there are several other and newer toms that came also in different colours. but this is the old orange-pink-green-blue tom.
length: 2,31 m w/o fringe
weight: 340 g
this wrap looks so perfectly retro. the colours are still shining and it is a really comfortable shortie. the wrap was also produced somewhere in the 1980s and has a black tag with white writing and the old adress in ‘uferstrasse 30, 7140 ludwigsburg’ on it.
well, today i feel like geeking about some old didymos wraps. stars of the evening are indio black/white with black yarn fringe and indio violet/white with white fringe.
indio black/white with black yarn fringe
this old indio black/white with black yarn fringe was produced somewhere in the 1970s. it has of course no middle marker (they were added in 2005) and an orange tag with the old adress in ludwingsburg in ‘uferstrasse’.
the wrap is a shortie with the following measurements:
length: 2,11 m w/o fringe
weight: 260 g
-> 123,22 g/m
it is a very delicate wrap and i wouldn’t wear my heavy toddler in it. i don’t know if this is due to its old age (it is more than 30 years old) or if the wrap has always been like this. the wrap is incredibly soft and absolutely lovely with smaller babies or even newborns. the black yarn fringe is sewn on the wrap.
as this is one of the earlier indios you can also see on the tag that it is only 67% cotton and 33% viscose.
indio violet/white with white fringe
indio violet/white with fringe is not as old as the b/w indio shown before. but there is an interesting difference between the weaving…but first the geekery:
length: 2,47 m w/o fringe
weight: 400 g
the violet/white indio is therefor a thicker wrap compared to the b/w indio. it is still very comfortable with my toddler and the fringe is so cool…but also
a PITA very difficult to take care for. you really have to detangle and comb it on a regular basis if you don’t like the look of dread locks.
now the real geekery: the weaving pattern has changed. now the diamonds are more regular than before…i tried to show it with the red arrows in this picture:
the tag is black with violet writing and the lady on the other side. the postcode from germany is on the tag still with 4 digits, so the wrap was produced before 1991 where it changed to 5 digits. the newer indios also do not have the woven rail anymore which can be seen on the pic, too.