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Organic Cotton Knit Anbessa (Lion) Blanket

Organic Cotton Knit Anbessa (Lion) Blanket


The Anbessa (Lion) Collection is inspired by Ethiopia’s countryside scenery – gojos (traditional Ethiopian homes), acacia trees, and of course, the beautiful beast that is ubiquitous in the country’s history. The Anbessa is a motif frequently seen not only in manuscripts and traditional art, but in tufted rugs, wall decor, and various businesses logos. A small bird/dove often serves as a companion to the lion. Click through to the end of the product photos to see a few of the images that inspired this collection.



  • Printed in the USA on a 100% organic cotton knit fabric that has an incredibly silky soft feel
  • Double layered and sewn together with a decorative teal merrow stitch at the edge to keep your baby super warm – & stylish!
  • Reverses to a complementary pattern at back
  • Total size: 26” x 36” – perfect for a newborn baby or for cuddling in the stroller or car seat
  • Machine wash cool on gentle setting; tumble dry on low temp
  • Pre-washed


Also available in this pattern story are matching lion and gojo plushies and decals – get the full collection!



Please allow 1 week for order to ship. All orders are sent via USPS 2-day delivery. Tracking info will be provided once item(s) ship. 

PLEASE make sure that items will be shipped to an address that can securely receive shipping, as Deseta can’t be held responsible for any lost or stolen packages once atracking number has been issued. Thank you for your understanding!

All sales are final. If there is a mix-up with your order, or if you received damaged goods, please contact us and include a photo of your package so that we can rectify the issue immediately.



Image 1:  A traditional painting of a lion accompanying the Queen of Sheba to Israel


Image 2: A lion depicted as an angel spirit in a manuscript


Image 3: Tufted rugs/wall decor


Image 4: Logo for the public bus in Addis


Image 5: Even the background elements in the blanket are inspired by imagery found in Ethiopian art. Seen here are magical glyphs and characters from a healing scroll which were translated into the blanket pattern


Image 6: A Gojo (traditional Ethiopian home) in the countryside

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