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8 Favorites: Arty Abstract Throws

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8 Favorites: Arty Abstract Throws

September 20, 2019

Not sure about laying down a bold, statement-making abstract rug? (See our story about the trend here.) Consider its commitment-light cousin: the abstract blanket.

Here, 8 appealing modern throws, each a conversation starter:

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Above: Artist Dee Clements of Chicago-based Studio Herron designs and weaves the cotton throws sold on her website. We’re partial to her Architecture Throw (pictured, $180), but we’re also quite enamored with her Lee Throw, named for painter (and Jackson Pollock’s wife) Lee Krasner.
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Above: The nine-year-old brand Cold Picnic arguably brought the trend to the masses. Their   Shipwrecked Knit Blanket is $200.
viso&#8\2\17;s tapestry blankets are bound in natural canvas. the brand car 19
Above: Viso’s tapestry blankets are bound in natural canvas. The brand carries a range of Matisse-like cotton versions, all woven on a German jacquard loom. This Tapestry Blanket V52 is based on a design by artist Marleigh Culver; $220.
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Above: All Roads, a metal and fiber arts collective in the Mojave Desert, makes hand-woven throws from recycled cotton. Both the Agua Fria Blanket (pictured here) and the Desert Sun Blanket (featured at top) are $198 each.
sara berks, founder of minna, an online store that specializes in textiles prod 21
Above: Sara Berks, founder of Minna, an online store that specializes in textiles produced in collaboration with artisans in developing countries, designed this wool Abstract Throw, which was then handwoven by a Uruguayan women’s cooperative; $350 at DWR. (It’s also available in different colors at Food52.)
ferm living&#8\2\17;s cotton mirage blanket comes in three colors (shown is 22
Above: Ferm Living’s cotton Mirage Blanket comes in three colors (shown is mustard); €135.
slowdown studio currently carries \16 artist designed blankets. this one, the a 23
Above: Slowdown Studio currently carries 16 artist-designed blankets. This one, the Arthur Throw, is by East London-based textile designer and artist Laurie Maun; $230.
the cotton and wool woven afaf blanket features a hand embroidered wool design; 24
Above: The cotton and wool woven AFAF blanket features a hand-embroidered wool design; €455 from Marrakesh-based brand LRNCE.

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Frequently asked questions

What are some popular abstract throws and blankets?

Some popular abstract throws and blankets include the Aztec Diamond Alpaca Throw, the Organic Cotton Chunky Knit Throw, and the Color Block Throw from Haptic Lab.

Where can I find abstract tapestry art?

You can find abstract tapestry art at galleries, online art marketplaces, or even create your own using fabric paint or dye.

What are some ways to style an abstract throw or blanket?

You can style an abstract throw or blanket by using it as a statement piece on a neutral couch, layering it on top of a patterned bedspread, or draping it on a chair for an added pop of color.

What materials are usually used for abstract throws and blankets?

Materials commonly used for abstract throws and blankets include wool, cotton, alpaca, and acrylic.

Are there any eco-friendly options for abstract throws and blankets?

Yes, there are eco-friendly options for abstract throws and blankets made from sustainable materials such as organic cotton or recycled fibers.

What is the price range for abstract throws and blankets?

The price range for abstract throws and blankets varies depending on the materials used, the size, and the brand, but can range from $50 to $500.

Can abstract throws and blankets be machine-washed?

It depends on the material. Generally, wool and alpaca throws should be dry-cleaned, while cotton and acrylic blankets can be washed in the machine on a gentle cycle.

How can I incorporate an abstract throw or blanket into my decor?

You can incorporate an abstract throw or blanket into your decor by using it as a focal point for a room, layering it with other textures and patterns, or selecting colors from the throw to use in other decor elements.

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