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Pendleton%20Woolen%20Mills - 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: $249.00

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Pendleton%20Woolen%20Mills - Newspaper Rock

Newspaper Rock
Category: Bed Collections

The Navajo call it "Tse Hane'," the rock that tells a stroy Two hundred-square-foot Newspaper Rock in Utah's Canyonlands National Park is covered with rock designs that inspired this blaket. The earliest symbols were carved as many as 2,000 years ago. Over the centuries, Fremont, Anasazi, Navajo and Ute cultures carved figures and shapes into the "desert varnish," a blackish manganese-iron deposit that gradually forms on explosed sanstone. The black rock was an invitation to creativity. As the sharp tools of ancient artists chipped away, the pale rock beneath was revealed. Hundreds of images can be seen in these stories made in stone. The petroglyphs feature a mixture of human, animal and abstract forms. Depictions of deer, pronghorn antelope and human hands on the blanket let us imagine the hunters, the stories, the messages and the news of thsose days long gone. Unnapped, sueded trim. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

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Pendleton%20Woolen%20Mills - Tamiami Trail

Tamiami Trail
Category: Bed Collections

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 ther 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 stropes 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. Unnapped, sueded trim. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $249.00

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Pendleton%20Woolen%20Mills - Bright River

Bright River

The Bright River blanket is a brilliant interpretation of the Navajo weaving style known as the Eye Dazzler. In it vibrant color flows and indulates like sunset reflected on the waters of a Southwest river. Mesmerzing designs such as these appeared during the Transitional period (1880-1895) when Navajo weavers shifted from making blankets to crafting rugs. During that time traders introduced Germantrown yarns via the Santa Fe Railroad. The colorful, 4-ply wool yarns were produced at textile mills in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Unlike traditional handspun yarns, these new yarns boasted consistent textures and fabulours new colors from commercial aniline dyes. The encourgeed experimentation, innovation and creativity among the weavers. Intricate new designs were influnenced by the dramatic serapes woven in northern Mexico. Borrowing from the elaborate serrated diamonds of Rio Grande/Saltillo serapes, navajo weavers created eye-dazzling optical effects in brilliant new color palettes. Unnapped, whipstitch binding. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $249.00

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Pendleton%20Woolen%20Mills - Skywalkers

Skywalkers
Category: Bed Collections

The Skywalkers design was inspired by Art Deco design elements of some of New York City's iconic skyscrapers such as the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. It is a salute to the skilled Native American steel workers who built some of the city's most beautiful and famous landmarks, including the George Washington Bridge and recently the new One World Trade Center. Many of the workers are from the Kahnawake Reserve near Montreal, where in 1886 the Mohawk tradition of ironworking began. Hired as unskilled laborers to build a bridge over the St. Lawrence River, the Mohawk quickly earned a reputation as top-notch, sure-footed workers on high steel. Beginning in the 1920s these daring men raised and riveted steel at dizzying heights above the city. Six generations of Mohawk and other Iroquois "skywalkers," renowned for their courage and agility, have helped shape the New York City skyline. Unnapped, sueded trim. 82% wool/18% cotton, Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $249.00

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Pendleton%20Woolen%20Mills - Star Wheels

Star Wheels
Category: Bed Collections

High atop the Big Horn Range in Wyoming sits one of the best-known medicine wheels or sacred hoops. This spoked circle of stones was created by Plains Indians between 300-800 years ago. Astronomers have noted that during the summer solstice the spokes of the wheel point to the rising and setting of the sun and four bright stars. At the center of the 80-foot, wheel-like circle is a pile of stones, or cairn, connected to the rim by spokes of stones. More cairns are found around the rim of the circle. The inner and outer cairns line up with rising stars as they appear for the first time on the horizon after being behind the sun. These appearances marked specific events such as the drought season, planting time or the end of summer and time to leave the soon-to-be-snowy mountaintop. The starry skies on which the Medicine Wheel is based inspired our Star Wheels design. Unnapped, sueded trim, 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $249.00

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Pendleton%20Woolen%20Mills - Mountain Majesty

Mountain Majesty
Category: Bed Collections

The Mountain majesty blanket design was inspired by navajo hand weaving created in the Southwest circa 1920-1940. Pendleton has woven into the pattern a host of positive, native American-inspired symbols. Terraced steps, reference the mountains we climb in life's journey to reach the clouds and sky above. Big mountains are symbols of abundance. Motifs in the central stripe may be interpreted as saddlebags for a journey up and over the mountains. Diamonds may signify the four mountains sacred to the Navajo. Centered on these traditional diamond geometrics are butterfly-like images, uplifting symbols of hope and life. Some believe that butterflies can deliver a wish up to the Great Spirits. Inspirational symbols are complemented by quiet colors that evoke the evening light of a Western landscape and the faded hues of vintage Old Glory. Unnapped, sueded trim. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $249.00

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Pendleton%20Woolen%20Mills - American Tresures

American Tresures
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.
Our American Treasures design celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, created in 1916 to manage our national parks and monuments. It celebrates the majestic and historic places, and the individuals who have been protecting them for a century. The design's motifs evoke the forests, rivers and mountains under the protection of the dedicated men and women who serve as keepers of America's natural beauty. Classic geometric patterns remind us of the Native Americans who have lived and cared for the land for so many centuries. From missions to monuments, wilderness to wildlife, our national parks contain American treasures, and Pendleton salutes all who watch over them.

  • Napped, felt bound
  • 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton
  • Dry clean
  • Made in the USA

Price: $249.00

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Pendleton%20Woolen%20Mills - Askutasquash

Askutasquash
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.
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.

  • Napped, felt bound
  • 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton
  • Dry clean
  • Made in the USA

Price: $249.00

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Pendleton%20Woolen%20Mills - 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: $249.00

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