Welsh Tapestry Bedcovers
The simply gorgeous Welsh tapestry bedcovers at Meirion Mill would grace any home. Bringing colour and texture to your interior, these fine bedcovers are available in both muted and brighter colours. Featuring the unique and instantly recognisable Caernarfon pattern, these are stunning pieces which you will always treasure.
The Caernarfon Pattern
The appealing Caernarfon or Portcullis design is an iconic Welsh pattern with a fabulous heritage. Probably dating from the eighteenth century, the precise origin of the design is uncertain but experts believe that it later inspired many of the American folk art textile traditions. There were a significant number of Welsh migrants arriving in the United States in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Many of the Welsh who travelled to America in the early days settled in the state of Pennsylvania where the quilts and blankets of the Amish people now bear a striking resemblance to Welsh tapestry blankets.
The Benefits of Welsh Blankets
Warm, durable and striking, our Welsh blankets are woven from gorgeous pure new wool. Naturally breathable and resistant to bacteria, wool also regulates your body temperature and so is the perfect fibre for blankets. Why not treat yourself to one of these amazing pieces today? The blankets are ideal for use as throws and so could enhance the décor of any room and they are also fabulous gifts for any occasion.