Southern Highlands celebrates the traditional craft of wool coverlet weaving practiced by the women of Appalachia, in the Southeastern United States. They built rustic cabins in remote areas and filled them with home goods crafted from materials at hand. They lived by hunting, gathering and small-scale agriculture. For coverlets, women grew flax and cotton, raising sheep for wool they hand-carded and spun. Traditional colors of blue, red and green, woven on a light warp, were derived from walnut shells, indigo and colored flora. Patterns range from circles to intricate eye-dazzlers, hand-loomed in the four-harness overshot method. The Appalachian artistry of the woven coverlet is preserved in museums and private collections. Unnapped.
These blankets are robe size, the size preferred by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes and wrapping about oneself as a robe. They are impressive as wall hangings and practical when folded on a sofa or at the foot of a bed. Felt bound unless otherwise noted. 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean.
Made in the USA. 64" x 80" (163 x 203 cm).