Southwestern Blanket

Southwestern Blanket

Southwestern Blanket

Our Southwestern Blanket is a heavy traditional striped acrylic blanket.  These versatile  Blankets work well for a variety of purposes. You can use them as car blankets, picnic blankets, or yoga blankets. You will also find them a handy cover-up at home.  And don’t forget they make a great bench blanket for the Powwows!

These blankets weigh 4 lb. and measure 4.5′ wide x 6′ long. They are not lightweight flimsy blankets.

These Blankets come in assorted bright colors.  We do not offer a color choice, but we will do our best if you request a specific color.

Southwestern Blankets come with a tag that recommends Dry Cleaning.  We have washed and dried these Blankets ourselves, with no adverse effects.

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Blanket Strip – Dark Red

Blanket Strip - Dark Red

Blanket Strip – Dark Red

This Blanket Strip – Dark Red comes with gorgeous Pony Bead Rosettes. Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this Blanket Strip with Dark Red wool.  He beaded the strip and Rosettes on Braintanned Deerskin Leather. Twisted Braintanned Deerskin tassels hang from the center of each of the four Rosettes. White Center Red Crow Beads decorate each tassel.

Andy beaded this strip with 8/0 Pony Beads. For the rosettes he used Reproduction White Center Cranberry, Pony Trader Blue, Mustard, Cobalt Blue and White Pony beads. He composed the remainder of the strip with 7 rows of lazy stitch beaded with 8/0 Pony Beads in Pony Trader Blue, Cobalt Blue, and White.

The Native Americans of the Northern Plains created Beaded Blanket Strips in the mid 19th century. Blanket Strips originated as a means to cover the seam when two Braintanned Buffalo Hides were sewn together to create one large robe. Eventually, Native American crafters began to use wool Trade Blankets for robes. They added their beaded strips to them in a purely decorative manner.

The beaded portion of this Blanket Strip measures 56″ long. It includes a total of 4 rosettes, each measuring 7.5″ in diameter. The blanket itself measures approximately 65″ x 45″.

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Blanket Strip Crow Style Red

Blanket Strip Crow Style Red

Beaded Blanket Strip with Selvedge Edge Wool

This  Beaded Blanket Strip features three 5″ Rosettes. The crafter beaded the rosettes on  Deerskin Leather. A bone button appears in the center of each Rosette. Beaded Deerskin tassels hang from the center of each rosette.  The crafter attached the beaded strip to a piece of selvedge edge red wool.

The crafter beaded this strip with Seed Beads in Transparent Blue, Light Blue, Transparent Green, Transparent Red, White and Greasy Yellow.  On the bottom he added 0.75 inch wide blue and white ribbon trim.

The Native Americans of the Northern Plains created Beaded Blanket Strips in the mid 19th century. Blanket Strips originated as a means to cover the seam when two Braintanned Buffalo Hides were sewn together to create one large robe. Eventually, Native American crafters began to use wool Trade Blankets for robes. They added their beaded strips to them in a purely decorative manner.

The beaded portion of this Blanket Strip measures approximately 58″ long. It includes a total of 3 rosettes, each measuring 5″ in diameter. The blanket itself measures approximately 71″ x 62″.  This Blanket Strip came from a collection.  You will see minimal signs of wear.  One of a Kind!

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Gourd Dance Blanket Broadcloth

Gourd Dance Blanket Broadcloth

Red & Blue Wool Gourd Dance Blanket

This Gourd Dance Blanket Broadcloth will be perfect for your next event!  The crafter made the blanket with red and navy blue 8 band wool broadcloth.  The selvedge edges appear on the ends and in the center where the crafter stitched the wool pieces together.  It is a basic blanket without any additional trims.

The Gourd Dance Blanket Broadcloth measures approximately 120 inches long x 17 inches wide.  We got this item from a collection.  You will see very minor marks from insects. The blanket is in very good, wearable condition.  One of a Kind!

The dance for which this blanket was made is called the Gourd Dance. The gourd dance is a Kiowa dance ceremony. The dance honors all warriors and veterans.

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Blanket Strip Red Selvedge Edge

Blanket Strip Red Selvedge Edge

Selvedge Edge Red Blanket Strip

This Red Blanket Strip is beaded on Selvedge Edge wool.  Master Craftsman Andy Bullock beaded the strip and Rosettes on Braintanned Deerskin Leather.  He used Pony Trader Blue, Mauve, White and Cobalt Blue Seed Beads to create the 7 row strip and the 4″ Rosettes.  Braintanned Deerskin Lacing tassels hang from the center of each of the four Rosettes. Trade Beads, Pink Pony Beads, Blue Basket Beads, Brass Beads and small metal rings decorate each tassel.

The Native Americans of the Northern Plains started making Beaded Blanket Strips in the mid 19th century. Blanket Strips originated as a means to cover the seam when two halves of a Braintanned Buffalo Hide was sewn together to create one large robe. Eventually, Native American crafters began to use wool Trade Blankets for robes. They add their beaded strips to them in a purely decorative manner.

The beaded portion of this Blanket Strip measures 43.5″ long  x 3.25″ wide . It includes a total of 4 rosettes, each measuring 4″ in diameter. The blanket itself measures approximately 60″ x 45″.  One of a Kind!

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Blankets Wool Set of 2

Blankets Wool Set of 2

Wool Blankets Set of 2 Red

This set of two Wool Blankets will be useful for camp blankets or as material for other projects.  One is a black, tan and red plaid and the other is a smaller red with a black check pattern on one side. The plaid blanket shows signs of wear. The end bindings have come off and there are some small holes in it.  You will see where  a previous owner wrote the initials J.K.R. on the binding. The smaller piece also has a few small holes in it.

The plaid blanket measures approximately 80″ x 60″.  The smaller one measures approximately 56″ x 36″.  Previous owners used these blankets, but they remain in usable condition.  We are selling them as a set.  One of a Kind!

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Blanket with Beaded Rosette

Blanket with Beaded Rosette

Blanket with Beaded Rosette

This Black Wool Blanket features a 7.5″ Beaded Rosette.  Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this Beaded Blanket.  He used Pony Beads in Pony Trader Blue, White Center Cranberry, Cobalt Blue, Mustard and White to create the Rosette.  He attached it to Braintanned Deerskin Leather and added a twisted Braintanned Deerskin Leather drop in the center.  He strung the drop with Blue, White and White Center Cranberry Crow Beads with two Antique Trade Beads at the bottom.

The Blanket measures 50″ x 61″.  The Rosette is attached at the center and measures 7.5″ in diameter.  The Drop measures 17″ long.  Keep this Blanket as is, or add your own beadwork to make a Blanket Strip.  One of a Kind!

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Pendleton Blanket Vintage Summer Weight – Price Reduced!

Pendleton Antique Summer Weight

Vintage Summer Weight Pendleton Blanket

Don’t miss this Vintage Summer Weight Pendleton Blanket!  It is in very good condition for its age.  The Blanket features multi colored stripes on a gray background with a black felt binding.  The Beaver State tag is still attached.

A previous owner used this Blanket so you will see some small stains.  The binding is intact and there are no holes or tears. It is wool, so dry clean only.

The Blanket measures 62″ x 76″.

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Blanket Saddle Southwestern

Blanket Saddle Southwestern

Blanket Saddle Southwestern

Bring this wool Southwestern Style Saddle Blanket home to enhance your decor!  This Blanket features a striped design in Tan, Cream, Black, Red & Gray.  The ends have chevron designs woven in.  All four corners are intact.   Use it for a rug, furniture covering or wall hanging.

It measures 33.5″ wide x 58.5″ long.  You will see small stains from a previous owner.

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Blanket Strip Beaded Otoe Style

Otoe Style Beaded Blanket Strip.

Beaded Blanket Strip Abstract Floral Design

This Otoe Style Beaded Blanket Strip features a colorful floral design made in the 1970s – 1980s. The crafter beaded this strip with Seed Beads in Transparent Royal Blue, Light Blue, Green, Dark Red, White and Greasy Yellow.  This piece is unique as it is not made with rosettes. The strip measures approx. 51″ long and 4.5″ wide. One of a Kind!

The Native Americans of the Central Plains created Beaded Blanket Strips in the mid 19th century. Blanket Strips originated as a means to cover the seam when two Braintanned Buffalo Hides were sewn together to create one large robe. Eventually, Native American crafters began to use wool Trade Blankets for robes. They added their beaded strips to them in a purely decorative manner.

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Blanket Strip Beaded Sioux Style

Sioux style beaded blanket strip.

Sioux Style Beaded Blanket Strip with Ribbons

This Sioux Style Beaded Blanket Strip features a colorful geometric design. You will see a metal spot along with red and green ribbon tassels hanging from the center of each rosette. The crafter beaded the leather, backed with masking tape with Seed Beads in White, Light Blue, Royal Blue, Brown, Transparent Green and Mustard Yellow. The strip measures approx. 50″ long and 3.5″ wide. The rosettes are 4.5″ in diameter. One of a Kind!

The Native Americans of the Northern Plains created Beaded Blanket Strips in the mid 19th century. Blanket Strips originated as a means to cover the seam when two Braintanned Buffalo Hides were sewn together to create one large robe. Eventually, Native American crafters began to use wool Trade Blankets for robes. They added their beaded strips to them in a purely decorative manner.

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Saddle Blanket Half Size

Saddle Blanket Half Size

Saddle Blanket Half Size

This antique half size Saddle Blanket will make a serviceable rug for your home.  You might also hang it on the wall, or use it as a furniture cover for an ottoman or a large chair. It features a checked design in two of the corners. The weave remains intact and the corner ties are still attached.

This Saddle Blanket measures nearly square at approx. 27″ x 26″.  The rug weaver used taupe, black, red, and a heathered gray/brown colors to weave it.  You will see places where the red dye has bled into the other colors.

A previous owner used this Saddle Blanket as a rug. It remains in very good condition.  We think it comes from the 1940s.

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Pendleton Chief Joseph Muchacho Blanket

Pendleton Chief Joseph Muchacho Blanket

Pendleton Chief Joseph Muchacho Blanket

A Muchacho is a Crib sized blanket.  This classic design celebrates the Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph.

  • Napped, bound with felt
  • 32″ x 44″
  • 82% pure virgin wool, 18% cotton

Choose from six colors!

  • Ivory
  • Pink
  • Aqua
  • Blue
  • Indigo
  • Purple

A cozy gift for the new baby!  Dry clean only, Made in USA.

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Dance Shawl Small Pendleton Blanket with Fringe

Dance Shawl Small Pendleton Blanket with Fringe

Pendleton Dance Shawl Small with Black Fringe

This small Dance Shawl is made from a  Pendleton Blanket with Black yarn Fringe on all four sides.   It measures 27″ x 43″.  The Fringe measures about 8″ long.   It comes with the Pendleton Beaver State tag still attached.  You will find it heavy and you may want to use it for a blanket!  A previous owner wore this Shawl.  You will see some small moth holes in it.  One of a Kind!

This piece of traditional Native American woman’s clothing is often worn during various traditional dances, including the jingle dance and the fancy shawl dance. The shawls are typically worn over the shoulders and fastened at the front.

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Pendleton Prairie Rush Hour Muchacho

Pendleton Prairie Rush Hour Muchacho

Pendleton Prairie Rush Hour Muchacho

A Muchacho is a Crib sized blanket.  A herd of bison roams across this genuine Pendleton blanket in shades of tan, mahogany and blue.

  • Napped
  • Bound with Felt
  • 32″ x 44″
  • 82% virgin wool, 18% cotton

A cozy gift for the new baby!

Dry clean only, Made in USA.

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Pendleton Big Medicine Robe

Pendleton Big Medicine Robe

Pendleton Big Medicine Robe

This genuine Pendleton Big Medicine Robe features the rare White Bison representing the seven directions (North, South, East, West, Above, Below and Within). Prayer Pipes represent mankind’s communication with The Great Spirit.

  • Blanket measures 64″ x 80″
  • Napped and felt bound
  • Wool/ cotton

Dry clean only, Made in USA.

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Pendleton Creation Turtle Robe

Pendleton Creation Turtle Robe

Pendleton Creation Turtle Robe

This genuine Pendleton design features the Creation Turtle. This design represents the Iroquois legend that the world was created on the shell of the Great Turtle. The Turtle was the only one with enough strength who could support the earth on its back.

  • Napped
  • Bound with Felt
  • Blanket measures 64″ x 80″
  • 82% wool, 18% cotton

Dry clean only, Made in USA.

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Wool Fabric

Wool Fabric

Wool Fabric

Wool Fabric was an important trade item for the Native Americans in the post-contact period.  It was warm, colorful and easy to work with.  Native Americans quickly adopted Wool to make their own clothing items like Leggings, Breechcloths and Skirts, as well as blankets.  We offer Medium weight 100% Wool for you to make your own Native American Regalia accessories and clothing.

Our Wool is plain and does not have a selvage edge.   We sell it by the yard. It measures 57″ wide.

Choose from six colors:

  • Black
  • Red
  • Navy
  • White
  • Green – no longer available 02/20
  • Yellow (Limited Quantities)  took off  12-19

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Knife Sheath – Great Lakes Style Loom Beaded

Knife Sheath - Great Lakes Style Loom Beaded

Knife Sheath – Great Lakes Style Loom Beaded

Our Great Lakes Style Loom Beaded Knife Sheath features bright colored designs and beaded fringe! Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this Knife Sheath in a 19th century Great Lakes style. The Old color beads add fantastic, colorful detail. He added edge beading to the top and one side in Royal Blue Seed Beads. Additionally, he added Clear Yellow Seed Bead trim.

Andy lined the Knife Sheath with Strap Leather.  He created the strap from an old Wool Blanket. He trimmed the strap with Blue Ribbon and White Seed Beads.

The Knife Sheath measures 14″ long x 3″ wide. The beaded fringe with Red Wool Tassels measure 4″ long.  The Wool Strap measures 23″ long x 1″ wide.

This Loom Beaded Knife Sheath will make a  great Native American Regalia accessory. You will also find it a perfect addition to your Native American Beadwork collection!

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Bandanas

Cotton Bandanas

Cotton Bandanas

Cotton Bandanas are a versatile accessory that are great to keep on hand.  Whether you need a head scarf, a sweat band, a napkin, or just a fun splash of color, keep a bandana handy!  Our Bandanas are available in solid Colors and Assorted Designs.

Each Bandana measures 22″ x 22″. Printed on 100% cotton.

Choose from 13 designs:

  • Apache Southwest
  • Red Solid
  • Yellow Solid
  • Black Solid
  • White Solid
  • Aztec Turquoise
  • Desert Dream – SOLD OUT 12-2018
  • United States Flag SOLD OUT 8-2020
  • Southwestern Blanket
  • Modern Aztec
  • Paisley Tie Dye

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Beaver Pelt

Beaver Pelt

Beaver Pelt

Traditionally Beaver Pelts were valuable trade items. Native Americans used these skins to make clothing and blankets.   Today, crafters use the fur for mittens, moccasins liners, and other projects.  These furs are well tanned and stretched. You will find them extremely soft. They do not come with tails.

These Beaver Pelts measure approx. 31″ x 23″.  Limited Quantities!

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Wool Breechcloth

Wool Breechcloth

Wool Breechcloth

Breechcloths are lengths of fabric or leather. Native American men traditionally wear breechcloths (or breechclouts) alone or with Leggins.  A Breechcloth goes between the legs. The front and back are draped over a belt or Leather Lacing tie.  Men can wear them plain or decorate them with Brooches, Beadwork or ribbon work.  They can also cut them from a wool blanket with a striped selvedge edge, and the stripes will serve as decoration.

Our Breechcloths measure 12″ x 58″ and does not have finished edges.

Choose from plain Black, Navy or Red.

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Cradleboard Toy

Cradleboard Toy

Native American Style Toy Cradleboard

This Cradleboard Toy complete with baby is ready to join your collection!  The crafter created a wood frame with slats on the back.  He or she covered it with Cream colored Deerskin Leather.  Inside you will find a small doll with beads for eyes and hair.  A fabric pillow, swaddling and blankets keep the baby wrapped up tight.  Cream Deerskin Leather Lacing holds the baby inside.  The crafter added a row of multi-colored Seed Beads on both sides of the upper cover.

Cradleboards are traditional protective baby-carriers used by many Native American cultures in North America.  They are sometimes called a baby carrier or babyboard. These traditional infant-carrying devices securely hold and protect infants while allowing caregivers to carry them hands-free.  Cradleboards come in a variety of styles depending on where they are used. Some indigenous communities in North America still use cradleboards.  Crafters may decorate them with intricate carvings, beadwork, or other cultural symbols.    This Cradleboard measures approximately 7.5″ long overall and 3″ wide at the widest point.  We got it in a collection.  You will see signs of wear and discoloration, but it remains in good condition.  One of a Kind!

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Breech Cloth Beaded Red

Breech Cloth Beaded Red

Beaded Red Wool Breech Cloth

Add this Breech Cloth Beaded Red to your dance clothes!  The crafter used Red Wool with Black Bias Tape Trim.  He created a beaded design using (mostly) White Seed Beads.  Double Curve designs appear above a series of arrow designs.  The crafter accented the Double Curve designs with a real Quahog Wampum Disc at the top.  Nine real Quahog Wampum Beads accent the row below.  Bright red fabric lines the back side. This Breech Cloth measures 62 inches long and 11 inches wide.  We got it from a collection.  It is in like new condition. One of a Kind!

Breech Cloths (also known as Breech Clouts) are lengths of fabric or leather. Native American men traditionally wear breech cloths (or breech clouts) alone or with Leggins.  A Breech Cloth goes between the legs. The front and back are draped over a belt or Leather Lacing tie. They provide protection for sensitive areas of the body while allowing for freedom of movement, especially important for activities like hunting, gathering, and dancing. Men can wear them plain or decorate them with Brooches, Beadwork or ribbon work.  They can also cut them from a wool blanket with a striped selvedge edge, and the stripes will serve as decoration.

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