Published at Friday, September 14th 2018. by Debbie Christian in Blanket.
If you can't wait and need those beddings immediately, then it's off to the home depot store for you. The first criterion when choosing blankets is fabric content. This is going to take up a large part of the decision making process, so make sure to check on the kind of fabric being used and ask around for help. There are two kinds: natural fibers and synthetic fibers.
Decorating the home and the different rooms is always a fun and exciting activity. The first step, unless you already have furniture and beddings prior to moving in, is shopping for the things needed to complete the home. For the bedroom, it's always the beddings, pillows, and blankets that should be at the top of your list. If you just moved into a new home and are about to shop for beddings and blankets, this article is going to help you choose wisely among the thousands of brands and types of blankets being sold in stores nationwide. You will realize how important it is to choose wisely because both the health of your family and your overall budget will depend on your decisions.
Native Americans are very much connected to the history of the blanket. Long before white settlers drove west the Indians could use their blankets made from plant fibers as trade items for food and tools. When trappers began to move west in search of animal skins, they would trade blankets to the Indians for beaver skins. Then when the settlers drove west the Native Americans could trade handmade blankets, strung beads and other items made from animal bones for commercially made wool blankets.
Then in the year 1896 the Pendleton Woolen Mill in Pendleton Oregon became the first mill founded for the sole purpose of producing trade blankets. Each of these mills had their own specific design to designate which mill it was produced in. Some of them were very similar in design, but the Oregon City blankets had a very intricate design that was different from all the rest. The plains Indians preferred the Capps simple design over all the rest.
We don't use wool trade blankets today because we have a market loaded with blankets made of various materials that are a lot more comfortable than wool. They are made in many forms and materials such as cotton, fleece, cashmere, silk and chenille, and are called blankets, quilts and comforters. In my next article I will delve into the different blankets that are manufactured today and the material they are made from.
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