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Skywalkers

Skywalkers

Manufacturer: Pendleton Woolen Mills
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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Spirit Guide - Heritage Collection

Spirit Guide - Heritage Collection

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

From our archives we have chosen to reintroduce these enduring designs, sure to be just as cherished today as when we first created them. Dating 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.
Spirit Guide is an archival Pendleton design from the 1920s or 1930s, and is a beautiful example of a Center Point pattern—one that contains a central design element that falls within a band through the center of the blanket. This central diamond may be an abstract representation of the eye of the shaman or medicine man.

Price: $249.00

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Star Wheels

Star Wheels

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.
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.

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

Price: $249.00

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Star Wheels

Star Wheels

Manufacturer: Pendleton Woolen Mills
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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Tamiami Trail

Tamiami Trail

Manufacturer: Pendleton Woolen Mills
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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Tamiami Trail - Blanket Robes

Tamiami Trail - 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.

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: $249.00

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The Raven

The Raven

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.

In native North American legend, the Raven series as teacher of good versus evil and a friend who is always available when a decision is to be made. Napped.

Price: $249.00

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Verde Valley - Blanket Robe

Verde Valley - 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.

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: $249.00

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Way Of Life - Legendary Collection

Way Of Life - Legendary Collection

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

For a century, Pendleton Woolen Mills has woven the legends and symbols of Native American tribes into beautiful blankets. Native Americans were our first and remain our most loyal customers. In the early 20th century, Pendleton was among the few American mills making blankets specifically for the Indian trade. A Pendleton blanket continues to signify honor and respect. For a hundred years, Native Americans have acknowledged births, deaths and major milestones and accomplishments with the gift of a Pendleton blanket.

This desing is based on the art of Jim Yellowhawk. It 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. Napped and felt bound, 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $249.00

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Where the Wool is Grown

Where the Wool is Grown

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.
This rare illustration was used to market the Pendleton Blackfoot Robe, which was made in 1924 in honor of the Blackfoot Tribe of Montana. Our weavers set to work re-creating the design. The images underline Pendleton's Northwest home and commemorate our mill in Pendleton, Oregon. Iconic images—Mount Hood, towering fir trees, a Native American encampment, a grazing flock and a blanket-wrapped chief—capture the early days of Pendleton Woolen Mills. We still have relationships with the wool growers in Eastern Oregon, although Pendleton blankets today use wool that is sourced from throughout the world. We have woven the design as close to the original as possible, keeping the tones of the black and white illustration.

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

Price: $249.00

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