Do you feel that your home is missing an eye-catching yet practical design element? Solve this problem with a soft silk touch throw blanket that's ideal for lounging on the couch during chilly evenings.
Source: Engraving by Union Iron Works, for the invitation to the launching of OLYMPIA, November, 1892, San Francisco, California.
Like many other vessels built at the end of the 19th Century, Cruiser OLYMPIA was designed to carry sails. Though it is often believed that the rig was a form of auxiliary propulsion, the rig, in reality, was designed as a means of steadying the vessel in rough weather. Later, vessels relied on deeper hulls and bilge keels for stability.
Original Image: Gift courtesy of Ronald Burke
Materials, Features, and Sourcing
- 100% polyester
- Blanket size: 50″ × 60″
- Soft silk touch fabric
- Printing on one side
- White reverse side