It is like the technical fabrics that get you up mountains in cold temperatures or protect your neck on freezing days while riding your bike. This fabric is extremely warm for its weight.
I finally succumbed and bought this throw which I'd fallen in love over a year ago because this particular shade of blue was being discontinued so it was marked way down. The design is so intricate and reminds me of the ancient Moorish carvings on the walls of the Alhambra in southern Spain. It's not only beautiful, but incredibly soft and warm. Now I just have to remember to put it away when my little grandchildren are visiting!