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Posted 2 years ago

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Hunter
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This was a Christmas gift a few years back - a vintage wool blanket made by the Canadian Hudson's Bay Company in the traditional 4-striped pattern. A month or so later, I found a JC Penney knockoff at a thrift store for 2 dollars, though the color isn't as nice as the real deal. They typically have a detailed HBC tag, though mine fell off at some point...

These wool blankets were traditionally traded in the Americas (native people wanted the warm material which repelled water/was easy to sew and Europeans wanted everything else the locals had). The manufacturers used a "point" marking system so the blankets wouldn't need to be unfolded in order to identify size: the 4 black lines on this blanket show that it is the double bed size (typically point sizes range from 1 - 6, increasing by a half point).

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  1. Hunter Hunter, 2 years ago
    thanks Bellin! :)
  2. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 2 years ago
    I love the HB Blankets, and thanks for the info on the point system. I learned somthing new today.
  3. Hunter Hunter, 2 years ago
    sure thing & thanks for the comment rocker-sd, they were pretty clever!

    thanks jojo & mrmajestic for the love :)
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Love this, and I remember ours from so many years ago, the colours really jogged my memory !~ Phil.
  5. Hunter Hunter, 2 years ago
    thanks Phil - the colors are classic!

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