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Southwest Bedspreads Blankets & Throws
Woven southwestern bedspreads, blankets and bedding in the form of Indian style southwestern bed spreads, personal sized Native American style trade blankets and decorative woven throw blankets for rustic decorating are fabulous! Each bedspread, blanket and throw features an outstanding southwest, western or Native American pattern with reversible design, great for cabin, rustic lodge bedding, ranch or log home. These beautiful accessories will look great in any room. Southwest bedding for use in rustic home decor emerged in the early 1900's, as Indian trade blankets.
Most people thinking of a southwest bedroom, believe that the southwest bedding, bedspreads, blankets and throws they commonly use for southwest bedding were originally made by Native American Indians. I also believed that, until I started digging deeper into the origin of these southwestern style blankets and found that, although Native Americans were the prime inspiration for the designs and production of trade blankets, they were not the ones who made them. In fact, as you study the interesting history of southwestern blankets, you will learn that they were actually made by machines, and produced by large weaving companies for the express purpose of supplying the Indians with needed blankets. These rustic blankets were then supplied to the frontier trading posts where the Native people would buy and trade them and use them to wrap themselves in instead of a modern coat or jacket.
Southwestern Blankets & Throws
Something you will also find interesting as you look into the history of trade blankets to use as western bedding, is that as women became more interested in western bedroom design in the early 1900's, southwest decor and western designs rose in popularity. These "Indian blankets" as they came to be called, were sought after by people across the country who used them for southwest bedding and as decorative couch or chair covers to accent rustic home decor. The Indian trade blankets were perfect for covering exposed legs when riding on a wagon, sleigh or buggy, and in the new horseless carriages. Later on, they became popular as western throw blankets for camping, canoeing, pic-nics and for use in the car with queen size bedspreads being currently the popular size. Now days, you can easily buy southwest bedding online and in stores that sell western bedroom decor. American Indian home decor such as the most popular lightweight queen size bedspread that can be used as a southwest couch cover or chair cover too. Whether used as a western bedspread, blanket or bed throw, southwest bedding will add great character to your home and environment. If you are impressed with authenticity and traditional American Indian bedspreads and throws and are looking for a great way to add western style to your rustic home decor, then you will no doubt enjoy owning western blankets and decorating with southwestern bedspreads for southwestern bedding.
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