Do you know what a throw blanket is? Why does the term “throw” used to describe it? You may not agree as to the reason behind the use of the term. What I learned may not be absolutely true nevertheless, it seems to be logical. Moreover, aside from providing warmth, what makes it different from other blankets?
Among the most popular throw blankets is the afghan. An afghan is actually not only a blanket, it is also a shawl made of colored yarn. It is referred to as a “throw.” I have learned that throw blankets, throw rugs or afghans were first made and originally named in Afghanistan. The term “throw” was used because primitively, the material came from animals and would decompose so that they would have to be thrown away.
The history of throw blanket is quite radically distinctive. When people started to colonize, animal fur was used for warmth and clothing. As they would also want to keep their barefoot warm inside their homes, they started to use animal fur as rugs. Thus, the origin of the most desired blanket.
A throw blanket is a medium-sized blanket, typically about three feet wide and five feet long (.91m x 1.52m). It has a decorative edging, some of hanging cords or strips. Its aesthetic value makes it distinct from other blankets. More than a décor, it has other useful purposes.
One may find this type of blanket in holiday-themed designs. It come in variety of colors and designs. It can artistically turn simple chairs and tables into work of art. Christmas trees are oftentimes decorated with throw blankets. They are decorative blankets that can accentuate any furniture in the house.
Throw blankets can be made from different fibers. Rayon is quite popular but not as durable and expensive as cotton. Rayon throw is most attractive despite anything to the contrary. They are more cherished when knitted or crocheted.
Due to its lightweight but thick consistency, throw blankets are portable and perfect for outdoor night activities. They also serve as spread for damp grasses in picnics. They make excellent wall hangings and protective bedding for couch and chairs, pepping up their dark colors.
Throw blankets are useful as a covering for an afternoon nap and for cribs as baby blanket. They provide warmth on chilly days as bedspread, thrown over the back of a rocking chair and sometimes folded at the foot of grandmother’s bed. They provide warmth and comfort to any member of the family. Anyone would be greatly pleased to receive a this multi-purpose blanket as a gift.