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