A type of heavy wool blanket made by the Hudson's Bay Company and the Witney company. The points refer to lines in a different color thread on the edge of the blanket, with the number of lines originally referring to the number of beaver pelts the blanket was traded for. Now, the larger blankets have more points. The blankets are usually decorated with two wide stripes near the top and bottom of the blanket. They come in numerous colors.

Point blankets have been manufactured for well over 200 years, and older ones are cherished antiques. The thick wool holds up to time remarkably well. I have one I got from my father who got it in England about 40 years ago, and it's as good as new, and can even be machine washed in cold water and line dried.

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