Share your favorites on Show & Tell

4-Point Hudson's Bay Company Blanket

In Rugs and Textiles > Blankets > Show & Tell.
Blankets74 of 80This has been handed down in familyWestern Fun Arrangement
Love it
Like it

auraaura loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
antiqueroseantiquerose loves this.
AmatoorPikrAmatoorPikr loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
MrsGrahamMrsGraham loves this.
JewelsJewels loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
joannajoanna loves this.
trunkmantrunkman loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
walksoftlywalksoftly loves this.
vintagemadvintagemad loves this.
rocker-sdrocker-sd loves this.
mrmajestic1mrmajestic1 loves this.
jojomangjojomang loves this.
See 14 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago


(44 items)

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).


  1. Hunter Hunter, 5 years ago
    thanks Bellin! :)
  2. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 5 years ago
    I love the HB Blankets, and thanks for the info on the point system. I learned somthing new today.
  3. Hunter Hunter, 5 years ago
    sure thing & thanks for the comment rocker-sd, they were pretty clever!

    thanks jojo & mrmajestic for the love :)
  4. Hunter Hunter, 5 years ago
    thanks Phil - the colors are classic!
  5. AmatoorPikr, 2 years ago
    I like your photographic display!!!
  6. Hunter Hunter, 2 years ago
    Thanks Amatoor :)
  7. Hunter Hunter, 2 years ago
    yeah, it's pretty genius Brunswick. And looks better than those paper tags put on comforters these days... :)

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.