My youngest son often snuggles underneath it with me, which makes me love it all the more. Woody the cocker spaniel is also more than a little partial to reclining across it. When I first brought mine home, you could really smell the welsh mountainside. Probably something to do with the lanolin in the raw wool used to make it. Either way, this blanket is one of my treasured possessions and I will hand it down to my son.
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The National Wool Museum in Drefach Felindre is home to a comprehensive collection of tools and machinery involved throughout history in the processing of woollen fleece into cloth. It also holds the national flat textile collection and the best collection of Welsh Woollen blankets with documented providence dating back to the s. In this blog, Mark Lucas, Curator of the Woollen Industry Collection for Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales, shares his knowledge of the heritage of Welsh blankets and some fine examples from this important collection. Welsh Blankets traditionally formed part of the bottom draw for Welsh brides.
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Images show both sides of the blanket - completely reversible, two blankets for the price of one! A conker, maize and moss green produces a beautiful double weave blanket, finished with a purled fringe. Named after the Claerwen dam in Cwm Elan. Elan Valley.