Sir Patrick Spens Throw Blanket
Our customers tell us ALL the time how soft and warm our Throw Blankets are (the secret: Sherpa fleece). Even better, they get softer the more you wash them. They’re a perfect addition to any living room couch. Featuring a crisp, vivid design on the front with a reverse white side.
- Available in three sizes
- Crafted with 100% polyester and sherpa fleece
- Printed design on front with reverse white side
- Machine wash with cold water on gentle cycle, tumble dry low
- Do not iron or dry clean
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About this artwork
This print was created in conjunction with Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer’s album Child Ballads (2013), which features their new arrangements of traditional English Folk ballads collected in the late 19th century by the American scholar Francis James Child.
In this ballad, the King of Scotland has called for Sir Patrick Spens, the greatest sailor in the land, to bring his new bride to him from Norway. It’s the dead of winter, the worst time to sail the North Sea, but Sir Patrick is honor-bound to obey the King. He sets sail, despite the reluctance of his crew, and his own sense of foreboding.
“Who will climb the topmast high While I take helm in hand? Who will climb the topmast high To see if there be dry land?”
nautical, sea, ship, ocean