Key feature: One for the Wellingtonians!
This blanket one that shares a bit of story and then keeps some of its story to itself. Intriguing!
Gorgeous intense green and cream check this blanket is a nice thick weight. It has ever so slightly a wave to the edges where the cream has shrunk slightly.
Slightly smaller Travel Rug size at 116 x 156cm. This blanket would be ideal for the home office, couch or chair rug or around your shoulders at a campfire.
For some unknown reason at some point the tassels on one edge have been removed. Perhaps someone was bored one day and just cut them off?? So odd. We have blanket stitched that end to give it a neat finished edge.
The real story comes from this fantastic label. With a vintage kiwi at the top, this blanket could easily be early 50's. It is an embroidered label with a matte base. Airlight Travel Rug, Made in New Zealand for Eskay of Wellington. Eskay were Tie Manufacturers that started in the 1940's - at some stage they must have dabbled in wool travel rugs for flights. So interesting!
This blanket is in wonderful condition, and ready for its next leg of history - perhaps at your house!
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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