Mexican blankets are handmade pieces of functional art. If you’re looking for one online, then you’ve definitely come to the right place.
These days, the selections, sizes and colors are truly remarkable, and can be purchased at a very reasonable price. The families that produce these wonderful blankets from Mexico prove that people really do still work with their hands and keep this cottage industry alive. These families typically have a dozen hand made looms in their homes and produce a certain number of blankets per day.
Then they’ll go and purchase the raw materials for the next day’s work and start over again. The weaver will have spools of different colored threads in front of him as his feet operate the warp.
One hand then pulls down on the what’s called the rope yoke. This will send the shuttlecock through the width of the blanket in progress. He controls how tight the threads will be, as well as the emerging pattern.
A bit of his heart and soul goes into each blanket, so no two are ever exactly alike. And none of these blankets are ever ‘perfect.’ In fact, when we know about what goes into making each of these lively blankets, then we can come to appreciate those small imperfections.
In fact, many cultures believe that by leaving such small imperfections in their work, they remain humble, because only the Creator is perfect. No matter what your plans are for your new blanket, you’ll see many different sizes available, ranging from very small- at about 3 and 1/2″ by 7″ to a very large 62′”by 82″.
The colors are incredibly varied too. The more traditional blankets will have subdued purples, blues browns and reds with white or off white stripes running across. And the newer designs will have striking vivid colors of yellow, orange, red, blue, purple and greens for the more adventurous blanket owners.
So no matter what you’d like your blanket for, whether it’ll be in your car, covering your baby, your bed or your sofa, you’ll find exactly the perfect blanket made in Mexico right here online.