Old Welsh Blanket, Vintage Fringed Throw FT78

£145.00 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 duck egg blue, sage green, crimson red, candy pink, primrose yellow, cream, royal blue and burgundy

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

With the industrial revolution certain mills became mechanised in the 19th century, eventually employing up to 100 people, whilst others remained cottage industries. Most were self sufficient in that they carded, dyed, spun, wove and finished all their own products

The Great English Outdoors is committed to promoting the work of the Welsh woollen industry. For over a decade we have sourced and stocked blankets or carthenni and accessories made in the few remaining Welsh woollen mills

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 180 cm x 280 cm

Postage 

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