It’s getting cold outside, and nothing makes us feel cozier and protected from the elements than a thick, chunky Mexican cobija — especially after the year we’ve all had! It’s not just about the warm cuddle factor; these blankets also wrap us up in soothing nostalgia. They bring to mind a mother’s love, feeling protected from the common cold or a chilly night, and Latinx culture. Cobijas San Marcos, serapes, and even imitations of the former, known as Korean mink blankets, have been living under our bedspreads in bold stripes, fun colors, and instantly recognizable designs like tigers, roses, and La Virgen de Guadalupe, for decades.
As we all know, you can never have just one Mexican blanket. You need one for the bed, one for lounging on the couch, a couple for guests. You’ll want to give your fave a break, so why not try out some cool new ones with your favorite Latinx icon on it?! These Mexican blankets are part of our lives and part of our pop culture. So, for the winter months (and por vida), we found some cozy cobijas that you’ll want to buy, like ahora.
Hiyoko Tigers Animal Mink Blanket
This wouldn’t be an accurate article on Mexican blankets if we didn’t have a velvety version emblazoned with a wild tiger on it. Tigers and cobijas Mexicanas go hand in hand. This one, available on eBay, has two big cats on it.
Available at ebay.com, $42.95