Indian Trade Blankets-PENDLETON, etc
To shop both wool Indian trade blankets and cotton Indian camp/Beacon/Esmond blankets be sure to check out the category list. This selection of Indian trade blankets will be wool unless noted. These blankets will be from the Pendleton Woolen Mills that include Pendletons, Beaver State, Cayuse and Blackfoot. Also included are Capps from the J Capps & Sons Company and Oregon City from the Oregon City Woolen Mills and sometimes a Racine by the Racine Woolen Manufacturing Company and with hopes a Buell blanket by the Buell Manufacturing Company. We are always adding new stock as it becomes available. Excellent books for reference on trade blankets that I recommend are Chasing Rainbows by Barry Friedman and Language Of The Robe by Robert Kapoun and a book with several pages of blankets is Chihuly's Pendletons by Dale Chihuly. I have the Chasing Rainbows book by Barry Friedman available for sale when available plus S/H.
This is a great book for information on Beacon blankets. Beacon blankets often referred to as "camp" blankets and Indian blankets will be detailed in this book and there's lots of great images. Authors Jerry and Kathy Brownstein bring much light to the collecting of these blankets. The book tells the history of the company and shows lots of the original designs. Shipping $5.00 media mail. Beacon Blankets Make Warm Friends is an excellent book.. Highly recommend!
Offering this extraordinary antique quilt top made of cigarette/tobacco flannel premiums. Such a huge collection and sampling of flannel printed blocks all stitched together making a fantastic quilt top. Many of the flannels are Indian patterns and several flags, about 60, making up the center panel. Some of the patterns symbolize Indian blankets and Oriental rugs with wonderful geometric patterns. There's a few, about 5 or so blocks near the bottom edge that have some bleeding of color. Otherwise the condition is excellent. There's approximately 235 blocks or flannels in all making up the top. A true piece of Americana and one so many collectors can enjoy and add to several categories of collecting. Massachusetts.
This is a really extra nice Pendleton wool blanket that is clean and ready to enjoy, use, decorate with or add to a collection. Blankets in this fine condition don't come along every day and it still has the original felted binding and the original Pendleton Woolen Mills label, as shown. The blanket is in excellent condition. The shades of brown, orange, reds, sunset, green, pumpkin, cream, etc make for an interesting geometric design pattern. These blankets are reversible and look different on each side,, so really it's like having 2 blankets in one!
This wool Indian trade blanket, a Pendleton Woolen Mills blanket, Cayuse lablel. The blanket is in very good condition, having a tiny hole, and a small wear spot, both shown. The original felt binding is in excellent condition and the original label attached and very nice. This is the second Cayuse label, circa 1921-1930. The blanket displays well and is flat and no shrinkage. It's a blanket one can add to a collection. There's a blanket of this pattern in the book, Language Of The Robe by Robert Kapoun, page 149.
Sale Price: $420.00
This handsome Tepee pattern trade blanket produced by the Pendleton Woolen Mills and is a Pendleton blanket and is in excellent condition. It lays flat and displays great on a wall. It is a wool blanket and has the original felt binding, of which there is some slight wear only on the binding as shown. The original tag in the corner is not readable, but is still partially there. Wondedrful colors of browns, green, some red and camel make up the shades of the blanket. There is a blanket like this pictured in the book, Language of the Robe by Robert Kapoun on page 161. It mentions in the book that "this was one of the most popular blankets produced". A great patterened blanket that displays well and would be wonderful to add to a collection.
Click on the image for more pictures of how a collection of blankets can be shown and displayed. Just a couple of many ways to show off those great blankets. A couple on a sofa makes for warmth on a cool night!!
This is an excellent condition Pendleton Indian trade blanket. It is really considered a shawl and the fringe is in great condition. Generally these were worn by the women and they were usually square blankets, as this is 68x68. This blanket has deep strong colors of red, blacks, greens. The original Pendleton label is attached as shown. The blanket would have been well cared for , as it appears to be unused. It is wool and the measurements do not include the fringe. There is a blanket similar to this in the book Language of the Robe by Bob Kaupon on page 56. Displays well.
Offering this attractive wool Pendleton trade blanket/shawl. This blanket would have had the 3rd Pendleton "1921" label on it, but the only thing left of the label is the frame. It is a wonderful pattern in the Pendleton line. The blanket itself is in very good condition and the fringe is short but still looks good on this blanket. The pattern on this blanket looks great on either side and it displays well . The colors are sunset, brown, red, golds, camel, etc. The desired pattern of the blanket is considered a 9 element pattern. There is a blanket like this pattern in the book Chasing Rainbows by Barry Friedman, page 127. The blanket has a nice "hand" to it,,, the colors "pop"....
Offering this Pendleton Cayuse Indian Trade blanket, circa 1920's. It has the original 2nd Cayuse label that dates it to 1921-1930, but this pattern came out in 1924. It is wool and the colors are a teal blue, green, pink, wine and more. The original felt binding is attached. It does have some moth nibbles as shown, but other than that is in very good condition, with no shrinkage. It is like the blanket on page 151, lower left, in Language of the Robe by Bob Kapoun. It displays well and hangs nicely.
This Oregon City Indian trade blanket is in good condition. Still retains the original red felt binding which has alittle wear on the ends and an old not well done repair on one end, as shown. The label is there, but unreadable. The overall condition of the wool trade blanket is very good, although there is some shrinkage on the ends. The pattern is desirable and it's a nice weight, not too heavy and displays well.
This wool Pendleton Indian shawl is in excellent condition. Ready to enjoy or display. Colors mostly red with bands
having some greens and soft oranges. This is a banded blanket with a good geometric pattern in the bands. An attractive
black fringe finished off the blanket. The original label is still attached. This it the label that has a wide date
range, but I feel it is from the 1940's. The blanket has a very nice flat wool "hand". It is a Beaver State by
Pendleton. A colorful blanket.
Offering this wool Oregon City Indian trade blanket in good condition. A good pattern that has the resemblance of
cattle brands and a geometric pattern. This is one not often seen. Colors of greens, browns and taupe with the original
felt binding. There is some wear on the binding and a couple minor mends in the blanket that blend well. The old label
is on the corner, as shown. A circa 1920's blanket. There is a blanket with the same pattern in Barry Friedman's book
Chasing Rainbows on page 158. The blanket displays well and I can just visualize it in a cabin or draped over a chair
This quilt is from an Oklahoma Native American ladies trunk as was told to me. She was from Tallequah, Oklahoma. The
pattern , the Airplane pattern was probably from one of Cappers weekly publications. Some of the publications that
Cappers Weekly printed that included quilt patterns were Kansas Farmer, Cappers Farmer and several more. This quilt is
in excellent condition, as it looked to be pretty much unused and now has had just one wash. It is hand quilted in the
Baptist fan pattern at a 5 spi. Lots of feedsacks went into the making of this quilt. The separate pink binding was put
on by hand. Airplane and Native American quilts are harder to come by and this is a good example of a quilt from the
1940's with that pattern. Oklahoma
This wool Pendleton Indian blanket is one of the earlier blankets made by the Pendleton Company, although the label
which is still there is unreadable. It may even be one of the earlier Beaver State by Pendleton blankets, as it has a
very fine nap. This is a quality blanket showing some wear only on the binding on just the 2 ends, as shown. The sides
have no wear at all. The condition of the blanket itself is excellent. The blanket was probably from the time period of
1915-1920's. The colors are very strong with no fade. Predominately red and green, with accents of 2 other green shades
and white with an original red felt binding. The red in the blanket is a very deep rich blood red. The blanket hangs
and displays well, no shrinkage and no moth problems. Sorry, but can't find any blankets like this in the popular
blanket reference guides. A good quality blanket for a collection.
Chasing Rainbows: Collecting American Indian Trade & Camp Blankets (bk- 447) Author Barry Friedman with James Collins and Gary Diamond , photographs by Gary Diamond. This is a great book containing information regarding Indian trade blankets with lots of text and superb photographs. I personally recommend this book. This book is a favorite of many of the blanket collectors and has a wealth of information. Shipping media mail is included in price of _____ in the U.S. lower 48 states. Request total for shipping elsewhere.
Oregon City Indian Trade Blanket-Clamshells-Nr Mint-(b-382) Circa 1930's., size 62x75. The condition of this wool Indian
trade blanket is excellent to near mint. It still has the original label, shown. This blanket is in colors of brown,
cream, and greens mostly. The original felt binding is also attached and shows no wear. This blanket looks to have been
put up and really just stored. Hangs and displays nicely. It has a serrated clamshell look, as to why it is referenced
as a clamshellish pattern as noted in Chasing Rainbows by Barry Friedman. It is shown on page 153 of Chasing Rainbows in
an old 1928 catalog ad. An excellent collectors blanket esp if one dosen't have this in the collection.
Sale Price: $575.00
1921 Pendleton Indian Trade Blanket(b-378)- Circa label 1921, size 68x76. This attractive wool trade blanket is in very
good condition with just a few moth spots, worst shown. The original felt binding is attached, which has a few
insignificant spots. The Pendelton 1921 label is also attached. Shades of brown, red and orange work well with this
pattern. There is a blanket similar to this in the book Chasing Rainbows by Barry Friedman on page 126. (A good
reference book for many of these blankets) Another blanket with this same pattern of different colors is available,
originating from the same family. A nice collectors blanket and displays well.
Sale Price: $735.00
Pendleton Indian Trade Banket-1921 Shawl(b-350)- Circa 1920's, size 66x71. The condition of this wool blanket is very
good to excellent. The original Pendleton label is still attached, shown. There's a small eraser size spot, shown. The
fringe looks good on this attractive blanket. Lays and displays well. No shrinkage. An excellent blanket to add to a
collection. Rich, deep , earthy colors.
Pendleton Indian Trade Blanket(b-322)- Circa 1920's, size 59x73. The condition of this wool Pendleton blanket is very
good to excellent. The original felt binding is there with just a few nibbles on it. Looks like a 6 element blanket. The
original label, shown, is there with the circa 1921 date. Colors of red, camel, green, orange, wine, etc. There is a
blanket similar to this one in Language of the Robe- Kapoun on page 67. An excellent blanket for a collectioin with an
attractive pattern. Hangs and displays nicely.
Center Point Pendleton Indian Trade Blanket(b-269) -Circa 1920's , size 62x66 w/o fringe. This center point wool
Pendleton blanket is in excellent condition. The colors are great of a deep purple(blue) shade for the ground on one
side and reds, shades of orange-cheddar, black, etc. Still has part of the label, shown. There is a blanket similar to
this in Language of the Robe- Kapoun, page 56. Hangs and displays nicely. Each side of this blanket sure has a different
look. A highly collectible pattern.
Cayuse Indian Trade Blanket-Green, red(b-258) Circa 1930's, size 53x67. The condition of this wool Cayuse trade blanket
by Pendleton Mills is very good. The original red felt binding is there and it also is in very good condition. The
colors of greens, reds, mustard, wine, etc give this blanket a colorful look when displaying one side. The original
label, shown, is the 3rd Cayuse label dating the blanket to 1936-1941. There is one small thinned spot, shown. The
blanket displays nicely and has lots of body.
Pendleton Indian Trade Blanket- Purple/Green(b-251) Circa 1920's, size 60x76. This wonderful looking wool blanket with
the old label fragment, shown, is offered as is. There are 2 holes measuring 1x2 inches each near the lower corner, so
it is a great decorating blanket. There is binding wear, but the moths didn't get to this blanket much. The blanket
hangs nicely and no shrinkage and is in very good condition other than the holes mentioned. Could realy be hung behind a
couch or draped or just folded, as this is a good patterned blanket. The colors of deep purple, green, some yellow make
this an attractive blanket.
Pendleton Indian Trade Blanket- Browns,red,green, tangerine(b-235)-Circa 1950's, size 55x74.This wool trade blanket is
in very good condition. The original binding is still there although, there is some wear on it.There looks to be a place
where the label was, shown , but it is not there now. Nice usable blanket.
Sale Price: $225.00
Pendleton Indian Trade Blanket- Browns, red, green(b-225) Circa 1920-30's, size 63x79. This wool Pendleton blanket is in
excellent condition and has a pattern I cannot find the name of. Very different. It has the original label frame and
some threads. Also the origianl felt binding is in very good condition. Colors of browns, with some reds, greens, camel,
etc. Hangs and displays great. No shrinkage. A nice trade blanket for a collection.
Sale Price: $650.00
Pendleton Indian Trade Blanket- Shriners(b-218)- Circa 1921, size 63x78. This Pendleton blanket with a great graphic,
rich colorful border and super colors of red, green and gold was designed for the Shriners National Convention. It is a
Masonic blanket with the emblem they used. The condition is very good. The original label is there ,shown in picture. It
has a tiny hole just next to the original felt binding. The binding is in good condition with just a few moth nibbles.
Not the ususal Pendleton pattern, but a nice piece for the collector of blankets that wants one of each, or has a
connection to the Shriners.
Sale Price: $325.00