Early’s of Witney 4-point blanket, also known as a trade blanket or trappers blanket, from around the 1950’s.
Green in colour with a dark green/blue stripe at both ends and 4 dark green sewn ‘points’ on one edge. Point blankets were so called because they had several short lines known as ‘points’ sewn or woven into one edge near a corner; the number of points on a blanket was intended to indicate its size and therefore its value.
It has a bound edge on the top and bottom and the original labels sewn in one corner. This is made from pure wool. In very good condition. Please see images.
Point blankets are perhaps the Witney industry’s most famous product. They were traded mainly with North America, where they came to have a cultural significance far beyond that of mere bed coverings. Point blankets are perhaps the Witney industry’s most famous product. They were traded mainly with North America, where they came to have a cultural significance far beyond that of mere bed coverings.
Please remember when buying vintage items, they will have signs of use but that is also what makes them so unique. We do our best to photograph and explain the condition of the item as best we can. If you have any questions about a particular item, please contact us. Please take the time to look at all pictures.
Product Code: 202212
Styling: Point blankets are still popular and are in demand to use as furnishings, collectors’ items, gifts, souvenirs and for making into clothing as well as continuing to be a traditional source of warmth and comfort on the bed. Use outside on a summer’s evening or take camping to keep warm.