Heirloom wedding blanket cover from the tiny Maonan ethnic minority of Guangxi, China. This piece dates from the late 19th/early 20th century and is made with natural undyed local cotton with the pattern with made from floss silk supplementary brocade weft symbols of phoenix, flowers and butterflies, and is in perfect condition with no holes or tears. Southwest China. Some of the more brightly colored purple aniline dyed silk threads have been rewoven into the patterns probably within the last 40 years but are certainly not new. This is a two panel blanket which is the norm for the Maonan, with brown and blue handwoven borders. L: 152cm/61in and W: 113cm/44.5in (with border), actual textile size- L: 124cm/45in and W: 72cm/28in.