The Pendleton Tribute Series pays homage to the American mills that pioneered the weaving of Indian trade blankets. The last mill in Pendleton's series paying tribute to the Golden Age of the Trade blanket is the J. Capps and Sons Woolen Mill of Jacksonville, Illinois. The Capps & Sons mill produced plain bed blankets, men’s suitings and other woolen goods throughout its years of operation. They also produced blanket overcoats. Production of the Trade blanket ceased in 1917, when the mill’s production was diverted to the needs of WWI. Despite the name, at no time were Native Americans involved in the design or weaving of these blankets. The patterns were mostly designed by Portuguese weavers who worked at the mill.
Dimensions : 64" W x 72" H