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Blankets - Pendleton

Pendleton Woolen Mills has been making blankets for the Native American trade since 1895. These blankets were greatly prized by their owners then and remain so today. Receiving a Pendleton blanket at a give away is an honored gift. The blankets will be a wonderful addition to your home or lodge. We are an authorized retailer and all the blankets listed are in stock for immediate delivery.


Pendleton 5th Avenue Glacier Park Throw Pendleton 5th Avenue Glacier Park Throw

The ultimate indulgence, this top-of-the-line, featherweight throw invites both napping and admiration. This is the most luxurious throw the Pendleton mill has ever produced. Superfine merino wool is softly brushed, producing a fleecy, velvet hand that must be touched to be believed. The definitive solution for anyone who is looking for an unforgettable gift. Now featuring the iconic Glacier Park design. 100% merino wool. Dry clean. Made in the USA. 54" x 72" with 3" fringe

7270-650-717  One-Size  $159.00 

 

Pendleton Blanket - AICF Hidatsa Earth Pendleton Blanket - AICF Hidatsa Earth

From an Edward S. Curtis photograph, the Hidatsa Earth Blanket embodies the elements of earth and sky. The grey triangular step pattern in the center is called the mountain design. Each cross represents the four directions. Unnapped. 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA. Created exclusively for the American Indian College Fund. Your purchase helps fund scholarships and other needs. 64” x 80”.

7270-850-474  Twin  $295.00 

 

Pendleton Blanket - AICF Return of the Sun Pendleton Blanket - AICF Return of the Sun

The traditions and activities of the Iñupiat, today, as in the past, revolve around the changing of the seasons. This blanket, inspired by the artwork of Larry Ahvakana, celebrates the arrival of the sun back to the Arctic and the start of hunting season. The Iñupiat mark this special time with the Messenger Feast—a ceremony where the spirits of the past season's harvest are ushered back into the spirit world. Today, the celebration fosters cultural pride and the regeneration of traditional values. This blanket is a collaboration between Pendleton Woolen Mills and the American Indian College Fund to honor and reawaken a vital part of Native history. A portion of the proceeds will help provide scholarships for students attending tribal colleges. 64” x 80”. Unnapped, felt bound. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

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7270-853-145  Twin  $295.00 

 

Pendleton Blanket - Askutasquash Pendleton Blanket - Askutasquash

The central image on this design showcases images reminiscent of the squash blossom beadwork crafted by Native American jewelry makers of the Southwest. The iconic "squash blossom" necklace first appeared in the 1880s. Some say the squash blossom bead design is directly connected to the importance of the plant itself. Others say it is simply a pleasing design element, perhaps inspired by the buttons on pants worn by the Spanish and Mexican horsemen. Regardless, there is no denying the importance of squash to numerous Native American farmers. The word is from Narragansett Indians of Rhode Island. They used the word askutasquash which meant "eaten raw or uncooked." Different kinds of squash were grown as food by numerous tribes. It was the first of the "three sisters" (squash, corn and beans) to be domesticated. Beautiful bead design or flower of sustaining crop, the squash blossom deserves celebrating. 64” x 80”. Napped, felt bound. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

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7270-453-054  Twin  $249.00 

 

Pendleton Blanket - Beaded Bandolier Pendleton Blanket - Beaded Bandolier

This intricately woven blanket reflects the beauty of the elaborately beaded bags crafted by the Ojibwe and other peoples of the Great Lakes. The earliest Ojibwe bandolier bags were made around 1850. They were very popular through the 1930s, and a few are still made today. Bandolier bags are heavily beaded pouches with a beaded strap worn diagonally over the shoulder. Native American bandolier bags were inspired by the cartridge bags carried by European soldiers. The designs were created using European glass trade beads instead of the porcupine quills of the old days. The bags themselves were usually fashioned from cotton, wool, velvet or leather. They could be used as tobacco pouches or dance and ceremonial regalia, worn usually by men. The beadwork was done by women during the winter. When summer came, men traveled to Sioux country where a beautiful bandolier could be worth a pony in trade. 64” x 80”. Unnapped, felt bound. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

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7270-352-869  Twin  $249.00 

 


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