This fine Welsh Blanket was made to a popular design depicting Aberystwyth College above and Caernarvon Castle below. Framed by a border woven with Welsh Dragons and Leeks.
The first record of this design is in 1866 when John Roberts of Love Lane gave this Welsh blanket to the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII 1841 - 1910), when he opened the Caernarvon Waterworks. This blanket had two designs of Caernarvon Castle on a cross hatched background, surrounded by a border of roses on all four sides. Pwhelli Woollen Mill took out a patent in 1894 for the Caernarvon Quilt and its production continued until the Mill was closed in 1926 but this design now had an image of Aberstywyth College and Caernarvon Castle with a border of a leek and dragon design
The next mill to produce this design is Trefriw Mill. The last Caernarvon Quilt to be produced was to mark the investiture of Prince Charles in 1969 and was made in many different colourways including the traditional orange and cream which this one is. This particular example is from the Trefriw Woollen Mills Ltd.
Some subtle wear on the under side, and one stained area. Not visible on the front display side
Makes for a nice Welsh collectors piece. Measures 200 x 250cm.
Fine Welsh Caernarvon Blanket - Castell Cymru
This blanket dates from the 1960's, so needs gentle care, and storage away from light and moths.
It can be washed in cool water with a mild, neutral detergent, and then preferably line dried in fresh air.
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