This is an early NZ Wool Vintage blanket somewhere in the realm of 100 years old. No label to give us more detailed information but a very fine example of the durability of wool
This is a heavy weight blanket of pure wool. It has a densely woven feeling and has the smoother feeling of wool (like a vintage uniform) rather than the usual fluffy blanket.
It has the amazing unique vintage feature of being a double weave blanket where the pattern and colours of one side differ from the pattern and colour of the other. The top side is medium taupe with deep olive and burgundy plaid design. The reverse side is predominately deep olive brown with stripes of rust brown, cool taupe and light cream.
So in usage terms not the type of blanket you would cosy up in though you could probably survive some pretty harsh temperatures if you did! This type of blanket is best for outdoor picnics, part of a car or vintage display, to cover over a lovely big couch or protect the surface of a polished table - as a few ideas.
Usual car rug size of 145cm x 142cm.
The tassels didn't last the journey so this blanket now has fresh dark brown blanket stitched edges.
This blanket has 12 tidy patch repairs added using a remnant of its original fabric. There is the odd tiny blemish to be expected for its age.
No makers label however I recognise this as a Kaiapoi Woollen Mills rug design. 100% Wool and New Zealand Made. A Fresh Retro Love, Restore to Relove label has been added to one corner.
A wonderful blanket for the collector to be both used and admired!
Items sold by Fresh Retro Love unless otherwise noted are restored, retro/vintage 100% Wool blankets. Any irregularities/flaws are described to our best knowledge in the item description. We make every effort to be thorough and ensure there are no surprises! Mends, colour and thread , embroiders, mismatches, discrepancies and patches we consider to be part of the blanket journey and find beauty in these one of a kind unique items. This is an aspect to be taken into consideration when your purchase is made.
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