This beautiful monochrome woollen throw features a stunning design woven in grey and black shades, inspired by the 'slate city' or Blaenau Ffestiniog in Northwest Wales.
In 1873, the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog was described as “dinas y llechi” [“slate city”], as it was the largest town in the slate quarrying areas.
“Ar y llechen y tyfodd y dref hon; Blodyn glas ydyw a fwriodd ei wraidd i ddwfn y mynyddoedd, I hollt ac ysgythredd meini a malurion caled”
[This town grew on a slate/ It’s a blue flower that rooted, deeply, in these mountains/ In fissile, fractured rock, and towering waste tips]. Gwyn Thomas, Ysgyrion Gwaed, Cerdd 'Blaenau', t.12
- 100% pure new wool
- Named after Blaenau Ffestiniog (a principal mining town of Wales) for its dark grey slate shades
- The weave is soft and supple
- Grey fringe run on two edges
- Made by a company based in North Wales
Size: 130cm x 200cm
Care instructions: Cold wash
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About the maker: Based in North Wales, this family run company have been in the business over 40 years. Located on the bank of the River Dee overlooking Flint Castle they are provided with considerable historical and natural inspiration! They focus on producing hardwearing, high quality and beautiful textiles suitable for all settings of the home.