It was completely handmade following the same process used hundreds of years ago by the peasants and shepherds in rural Transylvania. The wool is minimally processed - basically harvested from the sheep, washed, and roughly spun on a hand spindle into a very rustic yarn. Some of it may be then dyed with pigment-based colors. It is never bleached - the oatmeal / cream color is its original color.
It is then hand loomed into panels that are used individually (usually over armchairs or wooden trunks) or sewn together to create an actual (wider) blanket. The width of the panel is conditioned by the width of the loom. The yarn's thickness is quite irregular. It is also possible that it may have retained tiny bits of nature it may have come in contact with at whatever stage in its making e.
Teeny bits of twigs or plants. We only have 2 other similar pieces in our store (we have delayed listing them until now). About the provenance of this item.This item is part of a group of hand made textiles, hand carved wood, hand blown glass, and hand made ceramics that was acquired about 23 years ago from Romania (most from the Transylvania region) for a store our family operated in Ohio. While we may have more than just one piece of a certain style, for the most part: 1.
They will be only a few at best; 2. Each of them will be unique; 3. Once they are gone they cannot be replenished. All these items reflect, one way or another, some aspect of the Romanian cultural heritage - and its appreciation for the creativity, uniqueness, imperfections and charm of hand crafted wares over the monotony and volumes of the assembly lines.
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