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Early Capps Indian Trade Blanket 'Osage' Pattern- Sold

(Item: B-529)
This original wool Capps Indian trade blanket is in fantastic, near mint condition. It is known as a striped "Osage" pattern shown in a 1913 catalog. A similar blanket is shown in the book Language of the Robe by Bob Kapoun on page 85. It was well taken care of and has the first Capps postage stamp label, as shown. This is a simply stripes pattern of the trade blanket patterns. If it weren't for just 5 or so small spots on the red felt binding(moth nibbles?), I could call this blanket very mint,, especially for a wool blanket now about 100 year old! This blanket has the simple elegance of fine mission furniture. As Barry Friedman mentions in his book Chasing Rainbows on page 74, "the Capps blankets maintained their simple beauty from their beginning in 1892 to the end in 1917". There is some good reading about the Capps blanket line in this this chapter of Barry's book. What a wonderful collectors blanket that displays well and has the condition to match. A special blanket indeed.
Circa:  1910
W. 59″  L. 71″ 
full view Capps Osage Indian blanket
full view Capps Osage Indian blanket
closer view of trade blanket
closer view of trade blanket
view showing the binding and both sides-also shows some of the colors in the bands
view showing the binding and both sides-also shows some of the colors in the bands
First Capps trade blanket label- circa 1910
First Capps trade blanket label- circa 1910
view draped off a bed-both sides showing
view draped off a bed-both sides showing
the few small bites on the original  red felt binding
the few small bites on the original red felt binding
another close  image of the blanket in different light
another close image of the blanket in different light
the label reads J Capps and Sons, LTD., Woolen Mills, Established 1839
the label reads J Capps and Sons, LTD., Woolen Mills, Established 1839

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