You don’t have to be in Mexico to enjoy a Mexican blanket. Note that these types of blankets are not usually very soft. However, what they lack in softness, they make up for in thickness and durability. This makes them ideal for using outdoors, on the ground, for picnics. And of course, many use them as beach blankets, instead of towels. They are quite attractive, featuring colorful stripes, V-shapes and other patterns.
Here are some with typical patterns. There are more intricate versions available, but I like the classic look of these:
Pictured: Mexican Blanket Heavy Authentic Throw 58″ X 74″ Beach, Picnic, Car Afghan by Velmex
Unfortunately, just because a blanket is called “Mexican”, it doesn’t necessarily mean it was actually made in Mexico.