Old Welsh Blanket, Vintage Fringed Throw FT59

£135.00 Inc. VAT

1 in stock

The vintage fringed throws are larger in size and characterized by their softness and striking depth of colour

A good example of a Welsh woollen blanket woven in half bird’s eye weave, in a plaid design in shades of carnation pink, mint green and cream

This is a one off item

Fringed on two sides, blanket stitched on two sides

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

The mills operated a sort of barter system with the local sheep farmers, in exchange for fleeces, the mill owners would trade flannel, blankets and knitting yarn

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 or as a gorgeous picnic rug

Approx size 178 cm x 218 cm


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