Pendleton Indian Trade Blankets
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 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.
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!
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.
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!!
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.