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Raven and the Box of Knowledge

Raven and the Box of Knowledge

Manufacturer: Pendleton Woolen Mills
Category: Blankets/Robes/Throws

Since 1990, Pendleton has been proud to support the work of the American Indian College Fund. Sales of these blankets fund scholarships to tribal colleges and make a difference in the lives of students throughtout the country.
The College Fund receives royalities for each blanket sold, which goes directly to provide scholarships for deserving students. Learn more at www.collegefund.org.

By Preston Singletary
Designed by Tlingit artist Preston Singletary, the image on his blanket represents Raven, a shape shifter who often employes crafty schemes to achieve his goals. In this story, the old chief who lives at the head of the Nass River kept his precious treasures - the sun, the moon and the stars - locked away inside beautifully carved boxes. Raven steals the light, and making his escape into the sky, carrying the sun in his mouth. The sun represents enlightenment being given to all people. Felt-bound. 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $299.00

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Raven Sunburst

Raven Sunburst

Manufacturer: Pendleton Woolen Mills
Category: Blankets/Robes/Throws

According to a Steilacoom, in the beginning, Grey Eagle kept the sun, moon, stars, fresh water and fire hidden from the people. Then Raven fell in love with Grey Eagle’s beautiful daughter. To please her, he turned himself into a snow-white bird, so she invited him into her father’s lodge. When Raven saw the sun and moon, he stole them and escaped through a smoke hole in the house. Outside, he hung the sun in the sky and flew away. At night, he put up the moon for light and kept on flying, carrying with him a stick of fire. Soon the smoke from the fire drifted over his back, turning his white feathers black. Made of our softest wool. A treasured baby gift when customized with embroidery. Napped, felt bound. 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $79.50

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Ribbon Dance

Ribbon Dance

Manufacturer: Pendleton Woolen Mills
Category: Blankets/Robes/Throws

Since 1990, Pendleton has been proud to support the work of the American Indian College Fund. Sales of these blankets fund scholarships to tribal colleges and make a difference in the lives of students throughtout the country.
The College Fund receives royalities for each blanket sold, which goes directly to provide scholarships for deserving students. Learn more at www.collegefund.org.

The Ribbon Dance is the first ritual that opens up the most sacred Seminole ceremony, the Green Corn Festival. The tribeswomen wear traditional patchwork skirts and tunics and swirl ribbons around the sacred fire to renew the flame for the coming year. This blanket captures the energy and vibrancy of the Ribbon Dance and serves as an homage to traditional patchwork design. This blanket is a collaboration between Pendleton Woolen Mills and the American Indian College Fund. A portion of the proceeds from this blanket will help ensure that young Native students receive the scholarships they need to attend tribal college.

Price: $299

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San Miguel

San Miguel

Manufacturer: Pendleton Woolen Mills
Category: Pillow and Shams

100% wool, hand hooked front, 100% cotton velvet back. Zipper closure. Feather fill. Imported.

Price: $99.50

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San Miguel Blanket Robes

San Miguel Blanket Robes

Manufacturer: Pendleton Woolen Mills
Category: Blankets/Robes/Throws

These blankets are robe size, the size preferred by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes and wrapping about oneself as a robe. They are impressive as wall hangings and practical when folded on a sofa or at the foot of a bed. Felt bound. 82% pure virigin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Combined mid-to-late 19th-century Native American weaving traditions and the influence of Spanish missionaries in the Southwest. Unnapped.

Price: $239.00

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San Miguel, Grey

San Miguel, Grey

Manufacturer: Pendleton Woolen Mills
Category: Bed Collections

A pattern inspired by mid-to-late 19th century Native American weaving traditions and the influence of Spinach missionaries in the Southwest. The design's roots are in the traditional banded Cheif Stripe design, which evolved into a "nine-element" layout. The missionaly influence is evident in the corss symbol - seen in the beaded designs of Plains Indians and Navajo weavings. The reversible jacquard has two dramatically different looks, grey on one side, ivory on the other. Unnapped, sueded trim. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in USA. Standard sham fits 20 in. x 26 in. pillow.

Price: $239.00

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Santa Fe Saxony

Santa Fe Saxony

Manufacturer: Pendleton Woolen Mills
Category: Blankets/Robes/Throws

These blankets are robe size, the size preferred by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes and wrapping about oneself as a robe. They are impressive as wall hangings and practical when folded on a sofa or at the foot of a bed. Felt bound. 82% pure virigin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

The opening of the Santa Fe Trail in 1821 brought about many changes in Navajo weaving. By the 1860s new yarns from Saxony, Germany, began to supplement the natural fleece-colored yarns. Unnapped.

Price: $239.00

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Saxony Hills

Saxony Hills

Manufacturer: Pendleton Woolen Mills
Category: Bed Collections

The Saxony Hills Blankets reference the changing landscape of Navajo weaving in the 1800s. Spanish explorers had introduced Churro sheep to the Southwest in the late 17th century. The Churro bred by the Navajo produced a somewhat coarse, long-staple wool that was hand-spun and woven into shoulder robes or blankets, shirts and sashes. Hand-spun wool from these animals was the main source of yarn for Navajo blanets until the 1860s. Then Saxony yarns arrived in the Southwest by way of the Santa Fe Trail and later the railroad. These fine 3-ply yarns spun from the wool of merino sheep were produced in Saxony, a former German state, and in England, France, and New England. By the mid-1900s, Saxony yarns were used by the Navajos for general weaving. The Saxony Hills Blanket incorportates traditional, geometric Navajo motifs-diamonds, stepped triangles and Spider Woman cross patterns. Unnapped, sueded trim. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $239.00

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Saxony Hills - Blanket Robe

Saxony Hills - Blanket Robe

Manufacturer: Pendleton Woolen Mills
Category: Blankets/Robes/Throws

These blankets are robe size, the size preferred by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes and wrapping about oneself as a robe. They are impressive as wall hangings and practical when folded on a sofa or at the foot of a bed. Felt bound. 82% pure virigin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

The Saxony Hills Blanket references the changing landscape of Navajo weaving in the 1800s. Spanish explorers had introduced Churro sheep to the Southwest in the late 17th century. The Churro bred by the Navajo produced a somewhat coarse, long-staple wool that was hand-spun and woven into shoulder robes or blankets, shirts and sashes. Hand-spun wool from these animals was the main source of yarn for Navajo blankets until the 1860s. Then Saxony yarns arrived in the Southwest by way of the Santa Fe Trail and later the railroad. By the mid-1900s, Saxony yarns were used by the Navajos for general weaving. The Saxony Hills Blanket incorporates traditional, geometric Navajo motifs—diamonds, stepped triangles and Spider Woman cross patterns. Unnapped.

Price: $239.00

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Silver Bark - Heritage Collection

Silver Bark - Heritage Collection

Manufacturer: Pendleton Woolen Mills
Category: Blankets/Robes/Throws

Pendleton history, made new again. From our archives we have chosen to reintroduce these enduring designs, sure to be just as cherished today as when we first created them. Datng back as far as 1896, each blanket in the Heritage Collection illustrates the geometric motifs and weaving expertise that quickly became a Pendleton hallmark. 82% pure virgin wool, 18% cotton. Unnapped. Felt bound. Dry clean. Made in the USA.
With colors inspired by the white and gray bark of the Aspen trees against the blue sky, the original blanket dates from the 1920s. Discovered in a private collection this is a stunning example of an Overall pattern.

Price: $329.00

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