Indian Trade Blankets – Presentation by Barry Friedman
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About The Event
What is an Indian trade blanket? Indian trade blankets are commercially woven wool blankets with striking geometric patterns. Trade blankets have long been an integral part of Native American culture. They’re used for clothing, bedding, warmth, ceremonial dances and gifts for important occasions. To learn more about this fascinating topic and about the trade blankets in the St. Joseph Museum collection, join in an evening of exploration with Barry Friedman, the largest buyer and seller of pre-1940 Indian trade and camp blankets in the world. He is also the author of two coffee table books on the subject and the vintage blanket consultant to Pendleton Woolen Mills and Ralph Lauren's primary source for antique blankets.
$10 Suggested Donation