I was looking to get new linens for my daughter because her room at college this year has a full-size bed, so I had to purchase new linens to accomodate the new bed. This blanket seemed a good value for the price - since it is going to college, we weren't looking for a top of the line blanket, just a durable one to get through the next three years.
This is a loosely woven blanket- I purchased it for summer months for a guest bed. It's more of a winter white than pure white, and in the dryer lost quite a bit of lint. Not terrible as a blanket for a guest bed, but I would not have purchased and kept for our primary beds. The hotel cotton blankets overstock sells are much nicer, but the color I wanted was out of stock.
I don't know if I was shipped the wrong item, or overstock has the wrong description...but this blanket is 5% silk, 95% cotton. Although it was not what I was expecting, I do like the blanket. It is very thin and perfect for the summer. Washed beautifully.