During the mid-1700s French weavers developed a “point” system to indicate the size of a blanket. These were traded in a range of 1 to 4 points, with increments of half-points. A common misconception is that each point indicated a quantity of beaver pelts, but the number of points represented the finished size of the blanket.
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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.