Old Welsh Blanket, Antique Tapestry AT138

£850.00 Inc. VAT

1 in stock

Old Welsh Blanket, Antique Tapestry AT138 is a very rare and unusual old Welsh woollen tapestry

Woven in a contemporary geometric design in shades of orange, chocolate brown and jet black

Originally given as wedding presents, these antique tapestries were woven as a double cloth blanket, made by weaving two layers of cloth together and are reversible

Probably designed by Ann Sutton in the 1970s

This is a one off item

Fringed on two sides

Ann Sutton MBE was a British artist, designer, author, educator and broadcaster. She gained international recognition as an innovative textile artist and designer from the 1950s. She was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1991, and a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art and a Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts, both in 2005

These are old textiles 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

History of old Welsh Blankets

For centuries weaving has carried on in Wales and relied on an economy based on sheep farming

Many of the mills were small, single-family operations which used wool drawn from the immediate locality

These blankets are old textiles and individually sized

They generally fit a small double bed but look great at the end of a larger Queen size or King size bed, on top of a white duvet cover or used as a sofa throw

Approx size 191 cm x 229 cm


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