How am I just now discovering the beauty of Welsh blankets? The vibrant colors and bold patterns are what drew me to them and after learning a little more about their heritage, I love them that much more. The woolen industry, in the 19th century, was so integral in the Wales region that the tradition of blanket weaving became a generational craft, brining families together. And since Welsh blankets are so important to a family's ancestry, they're still often given as wedding gifts in modern times. A traditional Welsh blankets woven on a large loom using hand-dyed wool and is a double weave, which means they're reversible. Luckily, there are still a few artisans that are producing these exquisite blankets and tapestries in the same old tradition as their ancestors - and in the same family mills in the same towns and valleys of Wales. These blankets are so special, I'm excited to begin my hunt for the perfect one.