Hudson bay blankets dating
Non-volatile solvents do not dissipate at room temperature & will remain in your blanket.Instead apply the solvent to a white terry towel and blot the stained area.We do not offer appraisals and indeed rely on experts to provide them to us when required. HBC point blankets are made of 100% wool and are pre-shrunk as part of the manufacturing process.
Since 2000 I have been a consultant to the Hudson's Bay Company building a collection of examples of all of their blankets and conducting seminars at their various stores and in museums examining antique point blankets for their curious owners.
The points are the short black lines woven into the blanket just above the bottom bar or set of stripes.
They are about 4 inches in length, unless they are half points, in which case they are 2 inches in length.
Welcome to the site exclusively dedicated to point blankets.
Point blankets are a type of trade blanket and are most closely associated with the Hudson's Bay Company who have been marketing them into North America since 1779.
The word point derives from the French meaning "to make threaded stitches on cloth".