A lovely example of a 'brighter' coloured blanket from the late 19th possibly early 20th century .
The colour purple was in history an expensive natural dye ( Tyrian ) often associated with Royalty - but with the invention of the synthetic analine dye by William Henry Perkin in 1856 we see it becoming available to the 'masses' and often used to create wonderful bolder borders in these gritty 19th century Welsh Wool blankets.
Middle weight small unusual 'birdseye weave' - several small flaws created in the weave.
And as with all early blankets it is made in two halves on a narrow loom and joined up the middle . Collectable , usable item
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