Baby blanket

Anatolian women value the importance of visual stimulation in infant development, and have so for centuries. The bright colours and simple shapes embroidered onto these wool blankets attract babies’ attention when they are wrapped in them, just as toys occupy babies in their strollers or cribs today.

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What did your baby blanket look like and how does it compare to this Turkish baby blanket?

responded: Aug 18, 2011

Posted by Tara

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My baby blanket had little strawberries on it. In a way, this baby blanket is similar because it is made up of a repeating circular pattern. However, this blanket is far more colourful, and the pattern is more organic. It is also hand made, while my blanket was mass-produced. The interesting thing about this blanket is it is bright, beautiful and cheerful without being a gendered colour so common in baby blankets and garments such as pink or blue. I think the baby that would be covered by this blanket would be happy and alert! This is probably my favourite object on Social Fabric...!

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