Native American-rugs, blankets, etc
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 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
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.
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.