Teifi Valley plaid.
A hard wearing herringbone twill from the first quarter or so of the Twentieth Century. Woven in Teifi valley, the centre of woollen production in Wales for over a Century. With fast flowing rivers converging on the Afon Teifi from Carmarthenshire & Ceredigion. An area that already had a reputation for good quality weaving & the advent of a railway service to South Wales & beyond to London. the perfect conditions to build an industry. Buoyed by two world wars at a time when fashion & demand for a domestic market already indicated decline. An " Indian Summer" of demand long after the massive industry of flannel production in Montgomersyshire had finished.
Using old hand looms with home spun yarn in a myriad of small mills , weaving sheds & weavers houses. These light weight blankets were woven using yarn in similar weights to the flannel for which the looms had been designed. Not wide enough to accomodate a bedcover. Necessitating a centre seam where two lengths were joined together.
Where most of these hand looms were replaced by the turn of the century , some never modernised & continued to use what was now outdated machinery right through to the Second World War.
Contemporary colours & perfect for Autumn.
Pure wool. Buff & Cream twill with a typical plaid in Chocolate, Cream & royal Blue. Machined ends & hand sewn warp ends.
Measures 76" x 72" ( 194cm x 184cm)
C1930s Teifi Valley plaid in Autumn hues NL71
- Product Code: Nl71
- Availability: In Stock