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Blanket appraisal clinic held at Maryhill Musuem


Maryhill Museum hosts an Indian Trade Blanket Appraisal Clinic with Barry Friedman Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Commercially woven woolen trade blankets have been standard attire and cherished gifts in Indian country for generations. Pendleton Woolen Mills has set the standard for making these beautiful blankets for more than a century. Barry Friedman of Phoenix, Ariz., and author of Chasing Rainbows: Collecting American Indian Trade and Camp Blankets, will be at Maryhill to provide free appraisals of vintage trade blankets woven by Pendleton, Oregon City, Capps, Racine, and other blanket manufacturers. Appraisals are free with museum admission.


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