Key feature: Vintage Blanket
This is a vintage Caravan Rug from The Bruce Woollen Manufacturing Company Ltd, Milton Otago. While when we think of caravan our association might first go to 1950's and 1960's pastel caravans we know and love. Caravans (and Bruce Woollen Mills) have a much earlier history. While I don't know the exact date for this blanket, I have been able to date similar ones with the same weave and feel from around 1910-1930's which would put this amazing textile at around 100years old.The design is an even check tartan of deep brick red and stone grey with black detail.
Wool is even and firm with quite a durable feel. This is not really the blanket to curl up in but would be amazing over the back seat of a vintage car (bring in when your not using as it would fade in the sun), as a small picnic blanket or as a museum addition.
Smallish Travel Rug size at 110 x 136cm. This blanket has one patch repair.
Original makers label. Monty Caravan Rug, Manufactured by The Bruce Woollen Manufacturing Co. Ltd of Milton, Otago. NZ. 100% Pure Wool.
Label is embroidered and showing some wear.
A wonderfully unique vintage item. Great for the collector, stash away for Father's Day, perfect for having handy by your favourite leather chair.
This blanket is from our Restore to Relove range and unless otherwise noted is a retro/vintage 100% Wool item. Any irregularities/flaws are described to our best knowledge in the item description. We make every effort to be thorough in our restoration and description to 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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