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Tamiami Trail - Blanket Robes

Tamiami Trail - Blanket Robes
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.

By the end of the Seminole Wars in 1858, the Seminole population of Florida was reduced from thousands to a few hundred. Most had been driven out of Florida, but small bands remained in the Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp. There they retained their culture–farming, hunting alligators and building thatch-roofed homes called chickees. They traveled in dugout canoes made from cypress logs, visiting trading posts along the Miami River with pelts and egret plumes to trade for supplies. When the first sewing machines arrived, Seminole women began making intricate colorful patchwork by sewing long strips of fabric together. In 1928 the Tamiami Trail, the highway from Tampa to Miami, opened and the Seminole saw new trade opportunities. They took advantage of the tourist market for crafts such as patchwork and palmetto dolls. Their entrepreneurial success along the Tamiami Trail is a testimony to Seminole creativity and resilience.

Price: $239.00

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Verde Valley - Blanket Robe

Verde Valley - Blanket Robe
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.

Verde Valley is called Matk’amvaha by the Northeastern Yavapai, the first human inhabitants of this valley in central Arizona. They were a hunting and gathering people, sometimes migrating to different areas to follow the ripening of edible plants. This unusual blanket design and its color (“verde” is green in Spanish) and stepped triangles reminded us of the beauty of the fertile Verde Valley, surrounded by mesas and rugged mountain peaks. Unnapped.

Price: $239.00

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Wupatki - Blanket Robe

Wupatki - Blanket Robe
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 design of the Wupatki blanket was inspired by petroglyphs found near the border of Wupatki National Monument in Arizona. Ruins of early Native American cultures, believed to be ancestors of the modern Hopi, are at the site. "Wupatki" is the Hopi word for "Big House." Recurring square-spiral designs echo those carved into the rocks and were common in Anasazi and Sinagua designs. Rectangular border elements signifying the linear shapes of pueblo ruins and traditional stripes are in archetypal colors of black, white and red. Unnapped.

Price: $239.00

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Basket Dance - Blanket Robe

Basket Dance - Blanket Robe
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.

Like beloved Pendleton blankets, Hopi baskets are passed from generation to generation and offered as gifts from friend to friend. These intricately woven baskets and the ceremony associated with them inspired our Basket Dance Blanket. Its design celebrates Hopi craftsmanship and traditions. A Hopi basket is offered as a sign of kinship, friendship and sharing. Napped.

Price: $239.00

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Coyote Tale - Blanket Robes

Coyote Tale - Blanket Robes
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.

Coyote is the protagonist of a number of Native American tales which vary from culture to culture. In some stories he is the Creator, in some a hero or messenger, in others a trickster not unlike Raven. In Zuni legend, Coyote and Eagle go hunting together. But it is too dark. When they come to a river, Coyote nearly drowns while Eagle soars across. Eventually they come to a village where the kachina spirits keep light, for whenever they need it. Coyote and Eagle borrow the box of light and go hunting. Soon curious Coyote opens the box. The moon and sun escape, taking with them the light and warmth. And that’s how Winter began. The Coyote Tale Blanket, centered with a coyote mask and surrounded by eagle feathers, captures the heart of the tale. Napped.

Price: $239.00

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Dawn's Early Light

Dawn's Early Light
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"O say can you see by the dawn's early light." These words were penned on the back of an envelope in 1814 by young lawyer and poet Francis Scott Key. Key was held captive on a Royal Navy ship as British ships in Chesapeake Bay bombarded Fort McHenry throughout the night. When dawn broke, the fort was still standing, the American flag still waving. It was a turning point in the war of 1812, and the birth of our national anthem, the "Star Spangled Banner." This blanket, woven in our American mills, commemorates the Bicentennial of that momentous morning in U.S. history. Fifteen red and white stripes and stars represent those on the flag at that time. Striations and imprecise images give the design a vintage American look. Napped. 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $239.00

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Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher
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.

In Ojibwe or Chippewa lore, Dream Catchers protect children from nightmares. Good dreams pass through the center and slide down the feathers to the sleeping child. Bad dreams get caught in the web and disappear.

Price: $239.00

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Grateful Nation

Grateful Nation
Category: Blankets/Robes/Throws

In recognition of this selfless sacrifice, our Grateful Nation jacquard blanket honors the brave men and women who have defended freedom throughout the history of the United States of America. Each authentically colored stripe represents a service ribbon awarded to veterans of historical conflicts in which our country has engaged:

  • World War II Asiatic Pacific Campaign
  • World War II Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
  • Korean Service
  • US Vietnam Service
  • Southwest Asia Service (Gulf War)
  • War on Terrorism

    Centered on the blanket is a representation of the stars and stripes of the American flag, interpreted as a service ribbon. A total of 56 stars represent the 50 states, the district of Columbia, and the five US territories. The unique blanket is an inspiration for the young soldier, a tribute to the veteran and a symbol of American national pride.

    A donation from the sale of each blanket will be made to the Fisher House� Foundation, which provides residences near major military and VA medical centers for the families of ill or wounded service members and veterans. Napped. Made in USA.

  • Price: $239.00

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    Great Plains - Blanket Robe

    Great Plains - Blanket Robe
    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.

    Women of the Great Plains tribes–Sioux, Arapaho, Kiowa, Blackfoot, Cheyenne and others–created clothing, moccasins, leggings, bags and pouches made of tanned animal hides. This decorative art using abstract geometric designs was primarily the creative work of women. Realistic art such as the hide painting on tepees and robes was practiced chiefly by men recording war or hunting deeds. Whipstitched. Napped.

    Price: $239.00

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    Los Ojos Blanket Robes

    Los Ojos Blanket Robes
    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 design was inspired by the art of Native American pueblo dewllers of the American Southwest. The dwellings were often covered with adobe and embellished with angular, geometric designs such as those that create the intricate pattern of this blanket. Unnapped.

    Price: $239.00

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