Lightweight Throw - Grotto

  • Our lightweight throw is handwoven by a master weaver in Istanbul, Turkey. Using one of the oldest traditional pedal looms in the city, our partner works in a Fair Trade environment to produce throws and blankets using a blend of natural cotton and linen fibers.

    The blanket’s soft texture and light yet sturdy weight lends itself to many uses, including a beach throw, picnic blanket, travel wrap, or a pretty accent for a sofa or chair.

    Turkey has a long history with weaving high quality cloth with luxurious threads. In the old tradition, weaving centered around small villages across the country, each known for their own distinct style and patterns. Weaving was conducted in the home, and each home had a large loom set in a cavity within the floor of the living room.

    These days, weaving production has moved to the big cities where many weavers use industrialized machinery to produce massive amounts of textiles a day. A few traditional weaving workshops still exist within the old city walls of Istanbul, however, but they are few and far between. Our lightweight throw comes from these special workshops, which are preserving the art of traditional Turkish weaving.

  • Each throw is made from a cotton/linen blend. It is approximately 37” W x 76” long plus a 2” fringe. Handmade in Turkey.

  • Machine wash in cold water. Delicate cycle recommended. Tumble dry low or line dry. Will get softer with every wash.

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