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    Posted 4 years ago

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    A friend was showing this to me last night. He bought it from a family member of Dale Chihuly in Tacoma about 30 years ago. It is very beautiful - soft and a little worn, but really gorgeous! I'm not familiar with this kind of NA blanket, but i think it must be Northwest coast. what do you all think?

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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    2. CanyonRoad, 4 years ago
      Not Native American. It's a manufactured trade blanket, made by one of several factories, the most famous probably being Pendleton, but also including Capps, Racine, Buell, and Shuler & Benninghofen.

      These were trade goods manufactured for sale to the Indians, not made by Indians. There is no tribal affiliation.

      Two of the best references are "Chasing Rainbows" by Barry Friedman, and Language of the Robe American Indian Trade Blankets" by Robert W. Kapoun.
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      thank you CanyonRoad! very helpful info.
    4. SweetLouDee SweetLouDee, 4 years ago
      If you're still curious about specifics on that critter, post or send some pics of one of the corners and I wool do my best.

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