The wavy stitched lines on Blanked Blanket’s lush, green Nobinobi comforter give it a subtle fluffy texture. The name comes from the Japanese word “nobi,” which is as flexible as its meaning — to arch, stretch, expand, elongate. Its forest green brings nature’s hues into the home, or will blend in the scenery on outdoor picnics, and its four layers of traditional Japanese gauze get softer and more absorbent with every wash. Cozy for chilly nights but also lightweight enough for warmer weather, it’s a year-round comforter designed to rumple with age beautifully.
Blanked’s three other designs — the yellow Tonton and brown Zakuzaku and blue Shitoshito are also playfully named after Japanese words. Tonton are circles of a tap tapping sound, Zakuzaku’s rectangles are the crunch of walking on frosted ground, and Shitoshito is the pitter patter of rain. Visit our Blanked blanket series to see them all.
We are huge fans of Japanese gauze. Made of super thin layers of cotton, stitched together to trap air, its warm but breathable, hygienic and absorbent, and it gets softer and cozier with each wash. Blanked blankets are made by Nakamori Gauze in Mikawa, Aichi Prefecture, the birthplace of Japan’s cotton textile industry, and are woven and stitched together using techniques that date back to the Edo Period. Their outer layers are finely woven gauze, the inner ones of a thicker, airy weave. Every blanket is pre-washed in mineral water derived from nearby Mount Ishizuchi to ensure softness. They may rumple a little with washing, but that just adds to their beauty as they become even fluffier with use.
100% cotton gauze Sizes: Large (single bed): 140cm x 190cm; Small: 70cm x 100cm Machine washable Nb. Blanked blankets are designed to change in texture with washing Made in Japan