I’m mad about Mungo Designs new cotton Juno Blankets! And what a sweet story behind them! It has been designed and adapted from the traditional coverlet patterns that were woven in America and Europe during the 18th Century.
Coverlets were created and woven by women to express their artistry and skill. During the 18th and 19th centuries, women of all social strata made quilts and coverlets. Although many of these were meant to be primarily utilitarian, they were often designed to be pleasing to the eye as well, and sometimes they were imbued with significance far beyond being simple covers for a bed. Bedcovers were often wedding gifts, or made by a young woman to take with her to her future husband’s house. If that new home was distant from friends and family, a bedcover became an important keepsake from her old life. Quilts were also made to celebrate the birth of a child, and other momentous occasions.