Hudson Bay Blankets

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Hudson Bay Blankets have been made for generations and are considered truly iconic. These blankets are still made with 100% Wool and loomed in England.

Hudson Bay Blankets were considered so important to early trade that they were considered currency. The higher the points….the larger the blanket….the more it was worth in a trade.

A Hudson’s Bay point blanket is a type of wool blanket traded by the Hudson’s Bay Company in western British North America and the United States during the 18th century and 19th century. The blankets were typically traded to First Nations and Native Americans in exchange for beaver pelts.

Hudson’s Bay Point Blankets retain the authentic 100% wool quality that has made these blankets legendary. Like those sold in the 18th century, today’s blankets are made in England with wool blended from sources in England, Wales, New Zealand, and India. Each type of wool is selected for qualities that help create a water-resistant, soft, warm, and strong final product. The wool is dyed before it is spun and then air- and sun-dried to brighten the colors. These blankets warm the interior of any home, cabin, or cottage. They will keep you and your guests warm and cozy on the coldest nights, just like they’ve kept generations of trappers, hunters, fur traders, and Native Americans warm and comfortable. 100% wool.