Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018. by Debbie Christian in Blanket.
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.
Today the interest in pre WW2 trade blankets is growing. They are being sought after by collectors. You can also find them in museums in almost every state in America.
The first commercially made blankets were very simple. They were white in color with a few stripes of contrasting color. The Hudson Bay Company blanket was made in England and was used for trade by European trappers to the Blackfeet and the Northern Plains Indians.
Choosing a blanket also means checking out the type of construction or weave of the blanket. This has to do with the warmth and insulation the blanket provides to the user. There are two types of blankets based on weaving: thermal and conventional.
Choosing blankets to buy for the bedroom can actually be quite confusing, especially if you're very particular with the materials being used and the sizes needed for each bed. You have tons of online and offline stores selling all kinds of blankets and all kinds of brands, so choosing one can take hours, maybe even days, till you're satisfied with your purchase. Here are a few tips on how to choose blankets with regards to the materials being used and the different kinds of blankets according to size and function.
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