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Pendleton Blanket - Heroic Chief Pendleton Blanket - Heroic Chief

A striking silhouette of a Native American Chief is the central image of this unique, circa 1920s design. The original, vintage blanket was discovered and sent to us by Indian trade blanket collector and author Barry Friedman. We are delighted to reproduce this fascinating blanket. The feathered headdress was a ceremonial war bonnet worn only by chiefs and warriors. The war bonnet was common among Plains Indian men–Sioux, Crow, Blackfeet, Cheyenne and Cree–but was seldom worn on the battlefield. Reserved for formal occasions, the golden eagle-feather war bonnet was a spiritual symbol of a man's courage and honor. It was a sign of respect that could be bestowed only by the tribe's elders. The bonnet was also believed to protect the wearer. Later, other Native American tribes adopted the headdress as simply a sign of authority and perhaps as a nod to tourism. Today, a brave or good deed may still be rewarded with an eagle feather. 64” x 80”. Unnapped, felt bound. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

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7270-652-593  Twin  $249.00 

 

Pendleton Blanket - Lakota Way of Life Pendleton Blanket - Lakota Way of Life

The Way of Life is a visual representation of Pte Oyate – the Buffalo Nation. For many Plains Tribes, the buffalo sustained all life. Every part of the animal was used – the meat for food, and hides for robes, tepee covers and shields. Horns were crafted into bowls and arrow points. Fat was rendered for candles and soap. Swift horses, introduced by the Spanish in the 16th century, became essential to the buffalo hunt. For the Lakota, the buffalo story is held in their breath, their songs, stories and homes. In this unique design, a Pendleton Blanket serves as a buffalo robe, keeping the body warm and the spirit strong. The tepee and blanket strips signify the four winds, the world above and below, as well as night and day.

The Way of Life blanket is based on the art of Jim Yellowhawk, a member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Tribe. Mr. Yellowhawk lives and works in the beautiful He Sapa Black Hills of South Dakota.

Napped and felt bound, 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Woven in our Northwest mills. 64" x 80".

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7270-452-352  One-Size  $249.00 

 

Pendleton Blanket - Lord of the Plains Pendleton Blanket - Lord of the Plains

A USA-made wool blanket created in partnership with acclaimed Blackfeet artist Terrance Guardipee Sun, the Creator, shines down on the homeland of the Blackfeet Nation. Below, Moon cradles their child, Morning Star. The Star Beings that make up the Big and Little Dipper constellations shine below the Sun. In the center ride the Lords of the Plains, wearing sacred eagle feather headdresses. Their masked horses are painted with medicine symbols for protection. At the bottom, a tepee rests among the rolling hills of the homelands. Black, a power color, encloses the world of the Lords as they preserve their spiritual traditions and way of life. Part of our Legendary Collection, this design honors stories and symbols of Native American cultures. Each year a new USA-made collector's blanket is added to the series. 82% wool/18% spun cotton warp. Dry clean. Made in the USA. 64" x 80". Napped.

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7270-453-271  Twin  $249.00 

 

Pendleton Blanket - Mission Mill Robe Pendleton Blanket - Mission Mill Robe

The Mission Mill blanket was created as a tribute to one of the original mills established by Pendleton founder Thomas L. Kay. The mill turned out the first bolt of worsted wool west of the Mississippi. The old mill is a part of the historic Mission Mill Museum in Salem, Oregon. The Victorian colors and composition of the design are a nod to our founder's English ancestry. 64” x 80”. Napped, felt bound. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

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7270-452-901  Twin  $249.00 

 

Pendleton Blanket - Mountain Majesty Pendleton Blanket - Mountain Majesty

Inspired by Navajo hand weaving created in the Southwest circa 1920-40. The design features positive Native American-inspired symbols representing mountains, terraced steps and diamonds. 64” x 80”. Unnapped, felt bound. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

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7270-353-053  Twin  $249.00 

 


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