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Textile Tales

The Story of an Old Welsh Antique Tapestry Blanket

This stunning old Welsh blanket is a wonderful example of an Antique Tapestry or Double Cloth

Watch Athene English, owner of The Great English Outdoors tell the story of this blanket

 

Woven on both sides theses blankets are reversible therefore known as double cloths, made by weaving two layers of cloth together – you get two blankets for the price of one

These old Antique Tapestries were traditionally given as Wedding Presents

This is a beautiful example of an old Welsh Antique Tapestry

This a lovely early example of a Welsh woollen tapestry woven in this distinctive geometric design in shades of crimson pink, primrose yellow, baby blue and cream

Woven at Trefiw Mill

 

This is an old textile and we carefully check the condition of each blanket

The blankets are washed in a natural wool wash and treated with our own anti moth and wool tonic, restored when necessary, and only then offered for sale

 

 

 

 

We make and source beautiful things from natural materials

We are specialists in hand made Leather goods including studded Dog Collars and wallets from 200 year old Russian Reindeer Leather; offering for sale a range of ethical tailored Clothing and wool knitwear and a collection of useful but beautiful Homeware made from HornLeatherWool: old and new Welsh blankets and textiles; Slate and Wood . As well as an eclectic selection of one-off collectibles in our Originals section

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