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. A new book recently published and highly recommended is Still Chasing Rainbows by Barry Friedman.
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Offering this rare and hard to find trade blanket, a Capps Shoshone Indian trade blanket. This blanket has colors of red, black, gray, green and off white. The simplicity and beauty of the pattern is something Capps was known for in the designs of their blankets. The condition is very good with only some wear to the original felted binding. The blanket looks and displays great. Thinking that this blanket is now 100 years old, that a little wear on the edge is to be expected. The original frame of the Capps label is visible. There's a picture of this pattern in the book Chasing Rainbows by Barry Friedman on page 72 and also a full size page image of one in the book Language of the Robe by Bob Kapoun, on page 72. A fantastic blanket for a collector and one that is ready to enjoy with no excuses.
Offering this wonderful Oregon City Indian trade blanket that is in fantastic condition. It is wool and still has the original Oregon City label in the corner. The colors of teal, pumpkin, brown, brick, green and more give this pattern a great look and the design is detailed. The excellent whip stitched binding is still intact and is in excellent shape. The label is the 5th label, circa 1920-1935. There is a pattern like this shown in one of the 1911 catalogs. There's a blanket like this in the book Chasing Rainbows by Barry Friedman on page 143, lower left, and also one in the book Language of the Robe by Bob Kapoun, page 100. The blanket displays wonderfully and is a great piece for a collection. Several images taken in different light, so enjoy.
Offering this fantastic hard to find Capps Banded Arapahoe Arrowhead Robe pattern Indian trade blanket from 1913. This is one of the earler trade blankets that has survived quite well. Colors of green, brown, yellow and wine. This is a wool blanket and has the original more unusual brown felt binding. The blanket still has the original label, although not very readable as shown. This is the 2nd of the Capps labels in terms of dating this blanket and it is also mentioned in the book, Still Chasing Rainbows by Barry Friedman on page 13, where a similar blanket is featured that this blanket pattern was in the 1913 catalog. The condition of the blanket is excellent with only some slight wear on some of the binding on more so one end, as shown. There's a blanket similar to this on page 85 in the book Language of the Robe by Bob Kapoun. This is a great collectors blanket and displays well and has that attractive less complex Capps design. The J Capps and Sons Woolen Mills Company which was located in Jacksonville, Illinois, is no longer in business.
Offering this Cayuse Indian trade blanket/shawl made by Pendleton Woolen Mills from circa 1930-40's. The blanket is in very good condition and is ready to enjoy. A handsome blanket with a deep green ground on one side with sunsuet shades, some black and great geometric patterns. Note how different the blanket looks on each side, as one side is so much more patterened!! This is a shawl and would have generally been worn by women. The size of 65x61 does not include the fringe, of which some has worn off. The original label is still attached and in great condition. This is a 9 element blanket and there's one similar to this in the book, Lauguage of the Robe by Bob Kapoun of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The blanket displays nicely and hangs well if wanting to display on a wall. A nice collectors trade blanket.
Offering this attractive Cayuse Indian trade blanket by Pendleton. This is a vintage blanket , circa 1921, that still retains the original label in the corner as shown. This wool blanket is in very good condition and still has the original felted binding that does show some scattered age wear, but only on the binding. The colors are red, green, cheddar, brown and purple of different shades. The blanket has an interesting pattern and there's one similar in the book Chasing Rainbows by Barry Friedman on page 117 upper left. There's also a blanket like this pattern in Barry Friedman's new book, Still Chasing Rainbows featured on page 168. The blanket displays well and is very usable. If you like a blanket to hang on the back of the rocker, recliner, on a bed or many other uses give it some thought...
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.
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!!
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.
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.