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Witney Point Wool Blanket

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As described by Genesee River

A four point Witney wool blanket. These “pointed blankets,” first produced in Witney, Oxfordshire, were hugely popular with the Native Americans. During the mid-1700s French weavers developed a “point” system to indicate the final size of the blanket. These were traded in a range of one to four points, in increments of half-points. A common misconception is that each point indicated a quantity of beaver pelts. The number of points represented the overall finished size of the blanket.

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Genesee River
Genesee River

For more than 25 years, Genesee River Trading Co. has provided offbeat vintage Americana to designers, offering both antiques and rustic furniture of its own design.

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Product Information

Country of Origin:
65" W x 89" H
dry-clean only