Almond blossoms were one of van Gogh’s favourite subjects. The stunning beauty of their early spring flowers signified hope and the start of new life. This painting was a gift for his brother, Theo, upon the birth of Theo's son, Vincent Willem, in 1890. In the letter announcing the new arrival, Theo wrote: “As we told you, we’ll name him after you, and I’m making the wish that he may be as determined and as courageous as you.”
Unsurprisingly, this work remained close to the hearts of the van Gogh family. Vincent Willem went on to found The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam where Almond Blossom hangs today.
Van Gogh was greatly influenced by Japanese print making which, as in Almond Blossom, focuses in on details from nature. He painted the branches from below and closeup. It is as if you are lying on your back on the grass, looking at the branches directly above you, so you can no longer see the entire tree.
Your Almond Blossom throw blanket can be machine washed and tumble dried, so why not use it as an elegant picnic rug – lie back and gaze up at the sky just as van Gogh did.
Eight miles of 100% premium quality cotton are woven into every throw. The tapestry-style throw has the vibrant colour, brilliant detail and luscious soft feel that can be achieved only through jacquard weaving.
Drape your throw blanket over your sofa or bed, or use to stay cosy while reading and watching telly. Unlike traditional Irish woollen throws, it can be machine washed and tumble dried and will stand up to years of daily use. In fact, it will only become softer and more welcoming with time.
Photographed in Bantry House, Bantry, Co. Cork.
Eight miles of 100% [70% recycled] cotton and 4600 individual threads are woven into every Loominations throw blanket, making them exceptionally luxurious and durable.
Our cotton is premium quality, sustainably sourced, colour fast, and pre-shrunk.
Our throw blankets are available in Ireland and the U.K. exclusively from Loominations.
Measurement: 137x 178 cm (54 x 70 inches)
Weight: 1.5kg (2.5 lbs)
Care: Machine wash in cold water and tumble dry on cool setting.
Free shipping in Ireland.