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We get this question a lot. You may be familiar with what a throw is, however, you may not know they have different meanings in different contexts. In short, a throw is a type of blanket but smaller in size than your average blanket. Technically all throws are blanket but not all blankets are throws, confused? Yeah, we were too until we did some digging.
In short, The main function of most blankets is to keep you warm and a throw is mostly decorative but also great to keep you warm on those cold winter nights and they are great for picnic blankets on summer days. However, there is more to the story than just that. Let’s take a deeper dive to find out what truly differentiates a throw from a blanket and vice versa. You’ll be amazed. Keep on reading.
A collection of throws from Thula Tula
As we mentioned above, a Throw is a somewhat smaller type of blanket and the most popular sizing is around 50in x 60in. It also varies from a blanket in the way it is used in the home. Throws are used in many ways, but mostly in home décor and therefore have overly bold designs and colorings. A great example of a throw is the Cerise Ndebele throw from Thula Tula
Below is 7 ways you can style your throw at home.
A typical throw comes in beautiful tapestry style designs and patterns which can be displayed around the home to bring a whole new Fen Shui to any room by tying in the room design and creating an incredibly beautiful focal point.
Today, most down throws are made of microfiber, cotton, linen, and even bamboo. If you can think of fabric, you'll probably find a throw made from it. Today, microfiber throws are very popular because they're very inexpensive and come in a wide variety of colors and designs Down throws are not recommended for people who suffer from respiratory problems.
Rather than decoration, blankets are used as bed primarily as covers and to add warmth. Blankets come in all varieties of construction and style.
Below are just a few of the construction types you might find in a blanket.
Now you have a better understanding of what makes a blanket, a blanket, and what makes a throw, a throw. Did you know there is also the Afghan that can come in both blanket and throw size?
Afghan: The Merriam Webster states an Afghan is a blanket or shawl of colored yarn knitted or crocheted in strips or squares. An afghan can easily be distinguished because of its unique pattern. It is recognizable as being hand-sewed, stitched, or weaved and frequently in geometrical designs with intentional openings in the examples. Afghans were first crafted in Afghanistan. Presented from the locale known the world over its handmade and beautiful textiles and carpets, the term “Afghan” as it is used now to describe a shawl or handcrafted multicolored cover. It became popular in America during the mid-1880s.
As we previously mentioned, all throws are blanket but not all blankets are throw. The blanket itself has subgroups. Blanket and throw are two different bedding accessories that are often confused on thought interchangeable but they are not the same.
Blanket and a throw, both have a specific purpose, design, pattern, and also materials. So now you have gotten yourself familiar with the terminology, and you can get yourself what you exactly want. You can purchase a blanket and a throw from Thula Tula here.
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