Rare Welsh hand woven three fringed carthen from Penwern Mill, Cribyn just outside Lampeter in Ceredigion.
Woven C1920 in characteristic reverse twill with contrasting stripes of violet, emerald green & rich red against the natural undyed cream. It has a spectacular border along both long fringed sides & criss crossing the warp ends in dark reds and greens – altogether a real beauty.
A soft 2 ply yarn. Pure wool and 86 x 75 inches
Rare antique Welsh narrow loom carthen/blanket. Woven in heavy weight 2 ply yarn with thick fringes on two sides. Woven in two pieces on a narrow loom & hand sewn together to create a bigger bedcover and dates from the late 19th century 1890/1900 . Possibly Ammanford area.
It has a complicated design consisting of some weft facing overcheck. A ground colour in natural cream & sand in a plain weave with overshot squares using a reverse twill as well as a raised plain weave in tram lines and lovely thick fringes. This is a skilfully woven pattern with detail in duck egg blue and soft chocolate browns. It measures 72 x 86 inches excluding Fringes
Lovely vintage Welsh blanket/carthen from Gwili Mill in the 1950’s. This is a striking colourway in a soft chocolate brown ground with alternate emerald green and burgundy bands edged with stripes of tiny black dots. the cross bands are a fresh orange edged with cream and the blanket stitching is green. The fringes are brown & orange.
It is in excellent condition and does not seem to have been used.
72 x 82 inches
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