Coverlets were used as the top-most covering on a bed, hence the name, and were a demonstration of both artistry and skill as one row at a time was woven to create intricate, intriguing patterns.
Coverlets were not just for the practical purpose of keeping warm at night; they also signified a woman’s social standing. They were given as wedding gifts for brides to take to their new home as a comforting reminder of the family home they were leaving behind and as tokens to celebrate a birth and other occasions.
Knysna-based Mungo’s Juno blankets are machine woven in South Africa from 100% pure cotton. They’re also suitable for any size bed as they come in double, queen and king and are available in grey, cobalt, red and French navy.