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Vintage 1920s Wool Stripe Blanket Cream Gray Blue Bedding

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SKU: CPblstpeblnkt
Weight: 3.00 LBS
Height: 14.00 Inches
Width: 20.00 Inches
Depth: 10.00 Inches
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Here's a vintage wool blanket with a primitive country farmhouse look. Dating from the 1920's, perhaps a bit earlier, the colors of the blanket are cream background with a pale gray plaid, accented with blue stripes at intervals. 

The blue strips are at either end of the blanket in two sets of 4 stripes. The same set of stripes appear in the center (8 stripes, 2 sets of 4, on either side of a single stripe). The stripes run the width of the blanket. The remainder of the blanket is the pale gray plaid on cream.  An embroidery blanket stitch finishes the ends.

The length of the blanket is 149-1/2" long x 62" wide.

I was puzzled over this length until my 94 year old mother explained blankets of the same proportions were used when she was growing up. Part of the length, would be placed under the mattress on top of the old coil springs, with the rest of the length, wrapped back over the top of the mattress.  By tucking between the mattress and the springs, the blanket would always be held firmly in placed.  Seems like a good idea, as your feet would always be cozy warm with the blanket firmly tucked in under the mattress.   Especially if one lived in an old farmhouse such as my mother did. 

Condition of the blanket is very decent for the age and being of wool.  You will find the usual little nips of the moth but not a lot. Nothing major or more than normally expected.

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