Whether seen as a remarkable wall hanging or a precious blanket, this throw fulfils the ambition inspiring the design: to take make an artform of a high quality, functional object. As such it is a striking, contemporary artefact designed by an artist, but hand woven in cotton rather than painted on a canvas.
Hang it on a wall in a breakfast or drawing room, so that its pattern can be appreciated as a work of art, or drape it over a sofa or bed to enjoy the rich folds of colour and the softness of the fringed textile. The effect will rejuvenate any interior.
Ballou Throw is designed by the Taiwanese artist Dig a Hole. Against a deep turquoise background are four wonderfully sculptural bathing belles, defined in flat planes of earth colours. Their curvy forms, while warm and pleasing, are sophisticatedly stylised to near abstraction.
Material: 100% hand woven North Carolina cotton, 70% of which is recyled
Dimensions: 178cm x 137cm (approx.)
Care: Wash at a cool temperature on a gentle, wool cycle; tumble dry on a cool cycle or, ideally, hang out to dry naturally