Unity Blanket

Unity Blanket

Sierra Leone

Regular price $189.00 Sale

The Unity Blanket – design is based on Sierra Leone's 1000 Leone banknote. The name is a reference to the hourglass symbols at the bottom of the blanket which are an ancient West African symbol of marriage and unity.

  • Edging color - White
  • 100% Cotton
  • Woven in North Carolina
  • Free shipping in USA

The Quality – soft, durable, and lightweight, the combination of a tight two-ply weave and tear-resistant duck canvas edging produces a warm yet breathable throw that is the perfect size for two average humans or one superhuman.

The Process – jacquard looms use a limited palette of threads to weave a wide array of optically blended colors which—similar to pointillism—appear to the human eye as distinct solid colors. Tapestry artists, including Chuck Close, use this same technique to produce large scale, photorealistic wall art.

The Blog – learn more about all of the cultures that have used the ancient hourglass motif.