Native American-rugs, blankets, etc
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.
Sale Price: $595.00
Offering this great rare wool Capps Indian Trade blanket in the Flathead pattern.(One I have never owned in my trade blanket buying/collecting). This wool blanket is in very good/excellent condition, with just a few moth bites. The pattern is typical of the Capps style, being more simple and in bands. Colors of red, cheddar/pumpkin, green and cream. It has the original felt binding that is in very good condition also. The label is still in the corner, but unreadable. The blanket displays well and the size of 57x71 makes it a good one to hang or display in many ways. There's a blanket in the book , Chasing Rainbows by Barry Friedman on page 76 referencing this pattern in the 1911 catalog..(Wonderful book, I might add) Excellent blanket for a collection as I can't always keep the best!!! Oklahoma City, Ok. estate.
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
Sale Price: $515.00
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.
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.
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.
Sale Price: $725.00
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(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.