Flaca Wool Blanket
A traditional Mexican blanket textile, made with virgin wool in the beautiful mountainous, pine tree-filled region of Central Mexico. Using only the highest quality softest untreated wool in soft shades of cream, taupe and grey. The sheep are herded in the open mountain ranges, in the traditional manner, with shepherd dogs and walk long distances every day. The wool from these sheep is then sold to the family run factory which weaves the blankets on vintage Swiss power shuttle looms from the 1930's. This textile is used in Mexico traditionally as a 'sarape' or shawl in the colder mountainous regions and is also a traditional garment also used by 'vaqueros' or cowboys to shied them from the cold when riding at night.
Measurements: 40"W x 82"L
*All items sold by Vía Raíz are handmade. Therefore they may have small "imperfections" or slight variations of color and design between each product—we think that is part of the beauty of having something made with care by individual artisans.
**Our website photos are a close representation of this piece, but may not be identical to the one you receive.