Zonder deze technologieën werken zaken als persoonlijke aanbevelingen, accountvoorkeuren of lokalisatie mogelijk niet correct.Raadpleeg voor meer informatie ons Cookies & soortgelijke technologieënbeleid.Native Americans prized the blankets because of their ability to hold heat even when wet.
Around 1890, the Hudson’s Bay Company began affixing a label to the blankets to ensure that buyers would be receiving the genuine article, as there were many similar blankets on the market.
Throughout the past century, the label affixed to blankets has changed twenty six times (since 1890); this assists collectors in dating blankets to a particular time period.
Point blankets were most often used by Native American tribes as a piece of clothing.
The blanket was wrapped around the body and worn like a robe.
These were later called "Queen Anne’s colours" because during her reign nearly a century earlier (1700-1714), these colours were widely popular.
The association of these colours with the Hudson’s Bay point blanket has grown stronger over the years and has since been adopted as part of the corporate identity of the Hudson’s Bay Company.In the 1930s, a pair of four point blankets cost Canadian, and by the 1950s, the cost was Canadian for a single blanket.Today a four point blanket costs around 0 Canadian, and is roughly the size of a double bed.The Hudson’s Bay blankets became so popular that eventually point blankets themselves came to be associated with the Hudson’s Bay Company.The blankets were sold in a variety of sizes and colours and their now trademark multistripe design with headers of green, red, yellow and indigo came to be associated with the Hudson’s Bay Blanket around 1820.Larger blankets, like the six point queen and the eight point king, cost more and were introduced during the past fifty years to accommodate larger bed sizes.