El Paso Saddleblanket Company began when Dusty and Bonnie Henson were traveling along Route 66 selling turquoise jewelry and Mexican saddleblankets out of the back of their old truck.
During their travels, they met a man who owned several trading posts in New Mexico. The man asked the Hensons if they were interested in manufacturing Southwest-style rugs. The Hensons took him up on the offer and started producing high-quality rugs in Mexico.
The rugs became so popular that the Hensons opened their own import-export business in El Paso, TX, and began a journey that would stretch on for 48 years. The Hensons spent that time traveling the globe trading, buying, manufacturing, wholesaling and designing a large selection of Southwest products.
Today, El Paso Saddleblanket Company is one of the world’s largest Southwest trading posts with a wholesale only showroom and one of the widest selections of Southwest and Western crafts in the world. The showroom features Southwest rugs, blankets, purses, shawls, bedding, arrowheads, mounted horns, antiques, handwoven baskets, serapes and more.
Ninety-five percent of El Paso Saddleblanket Company’s textile products are designed “in-house” by its own design team and are not available anywhere else. El Paso Saddleblanket Company is proud to work with Native American tribes and trading posts all over the globe to provide quality, hand-made products.
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