Antique Scottish Crofters Narrow Loom Blanket
Antique Scottish Wool Croft Narrow Loom Blanket Scotland Early 20th Century
An antique Scottish blanket, woven on a 19th century narrow loom in two pieces which are then joined in the middle. Originally used in crofts in the remote Outer Hebrides, it is unusual to find pieces that have survived and most definitely unusual to find them so intact. This piece is of exceptional size, traditionally constructed so as to be able to wrap completely under the mattress to keep the heat in. On a Cream Hebridean wool base with navy blue woven stripes this piece has small darned repairs which only serve to add to its character, but is in good condition for its age and prior use.
140cm x 360cm