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Walburn's loves4 of 14Bohemian Art Nouveau iridescent glass vase with trailed decoration - KralikPlease help me identify this blanket
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    Posted 1 year ago

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    I do not know who used these blocks to mark Point Blankets....any help? It is green with purple and orange stripes.

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    1. Gillian, 1 year ago

      The point blanket's name was inspired by the series of short dashes called "points" woven into the selvedge to indicate finished overall dimensions even when folded. The point system was used by traders to easily identify standard size – the largest is 8 point, or king sized – and was also used to indicate value. It was the bartering staple of North American trade between European colonials and indigenous peoples. According to point-blanket collector and historical expert Harold Lee Tichenor, author of The Blanket: An Illustrated History of the Hudson's Bay Blanket, by 1700, blankets represented more than 60 per cent of all goods exchanged in the fur trade."

      Could you get a better, clearer photo please? And a photo of the top showing the stripes laid out. Colours 0ften change from computer t0 computer - I don't see any green at all?
    2. Gillian, 1 year ago

      Meant to include the link with the above post /;>0)
    3. tressling, 1 year ago
      better photos on another post, link by my name, Tressling , at top of page

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