This is a beautiful vintage soft burnt orange Witney Point wool blanket with 1 large stripe at both ends. It is an iconic Canadian blanket that was made in England for the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC).
Measurements: 70 x 83 inches.
Excellent condition. Some creases that can be steamed out. Some fraying at edges. No visible holes. 2 small faded stains that can be cleaned out. It is in clean, beautiful condition. Please see photos.
Care: Dry clean.
Price includes tracking in Canada and USA. Items purchased from the USA are shipped from Niagara Falls, New York with USPS. Items bought in Canada are shipped from Toronto, Ontario with Canada Post. If you reside in Toronto, a pick up can be arranged. Overseas buyers (outside of USA and Canada) can expect the package to arrive in 2-4 weeks.
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History of the Blanket:
By the 1670s the Oxfordshire town of Witney was supplying blankets, made from locally produced Cotswold wool, to the Hudson's Bay Company in North America. Highly prized in the cold climate for their excellent insulating and water repellant qualities, they were exchanged for the beaver pelts much sought after in Europe. By the end of Queen Victoria's reign
Early's of Witney were receiving orders from across the globe including Spain, Portugal, the United States, Bermuda, Australia, Newfoundland, South Africa and South America. Wellington's armies were supplied with Witney blankets and this military supply tradition continued with 85% of the 718,000 blankets made in 1944 being for military use.
Production of the famous brand was eventually extended world wide with Witney blankets being made under license in Canada, the Czech Republic, India, New Zealand and the United States. The last Witney blanket mill ceased production in 2002.
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