1800's Replica Trade Cloth (red and navy)
During the 1800's, the finest wool goods were being produced in England and were a major export to North America for the trade of furs. Beaver fur was used in the manufacture of top hats were highly sought after and a symbol of wealth in 1800's england. The demand was so high for beaver hides that Native people began to insist on only the best quality wool in trade for the highly prized fur. This wool was distinctively marked with bands at the edge that was unique to the maker and a signifier of quality.
Teton Trade Cloth is proud to reproduce this tightly woven cloth, with a traditional hard finish, in limited quantities of the traditional colors of red and navy, for those who are looking to recreate that unique historic look. Featuring a historical correct selvedge edge of 1.5"
According to Carolyn Corey's book The New Trade Cloth Handbook, "Fancy List" was available from England in the 1700's and 1800's and was highly prized by the tribes who were able to get it in trade.
Sold by the yard, 60" wide