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Heroic Chief

Heroic Chief
Category: Bed Collections

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. Napped, felt binding. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $212.00

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Chinle

Chinle
Category: Bed Collections

The Pendleton Chinle Blanket is woven in Chinle Revival style of Navajo rugs. The rugs were originally named for a trading post town in Arizona, near Canyon de Chelly in the heart of the Navajo Nation. In the 1920s, weavers in the Chinle region revived the banded patterns of the Clasic and Late Classic era of Navajo designs of the late 1880s. The revival rugs used nontraditional colors from vegetal dyes. Chinle weavings were traditionally borderless with horizontal bands of plain stripes alternating with bands of geometric designs. Chevrons, diamonds and stylized squash blossoms were common motifs. The revival rugs became popular, and the Chinle Revival style weaving soon spread to neighboring areas in Arizona and New Mexico. Unnapped, sueded trim. 82% Wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $208.00

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Conejos

Conejos
Category: Bed Collections

In Conejos County, Colorado, there's an ancient mine known for its unique turquoise - a brilliant shade of emerald green, shot with a matrix of golden stone. In the late 1800s the pioneer settlers who plumbed its depths knew it as Manassa. But perhaps a thousand years earlier, ancient Pueblans worked the mine for its richly colored treasure - green turquoise traded by the Anasazi and used in beads and animal fetishes. In the late 1800s Navajo silversmiths began to fashion this and traditional turquoise into elegant jewelry. Today green turquoise may still be found in southwest Colorado and Nevada. And throughout the Southwest, Navajo artisans continue to create beautiful, sought-after jewelry, some from this stunning gemstone. Our brilliant green blanket commemorates the miners, stonecutters and artisans of the American West and the Native American silversmiths who still fashion these stones into jewelry and talismans. Traditional Native American directional crosses, arrows, diamond shapes and weaving patterns of Navajo, Hopi and Zuni artists are incorporated into a classic 9-element design from our archives. Unnapped. sueded trim. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $212.00

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North star

North star
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 Native American-inspired central star and the deep colors of this blanket evoke the steady light of the North Star in the night sky. Napped.

Price: $212.00

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North Star

North Star
Category: Bed Collections

Through the ages, a bright star in the Little Dipper has been a constant source of navigation for the peoples of Earth. The North Star appears stationary, and the Inuit call it Nuuttuittuq, the star that never moves. Paiute legend relates how a brave son named Na-Gah became the star that does not travel and the guiding light for all living creatures. Na-Gah climbed to the top of a high mountain to win his father's respect. The peak was so tall that he found himself high above all the other mountains. When his father came looking for him, he found Na-Gah stuck high on the mountain peak. Not wanting his son to die, his father turned Na-Gah into a star that shines brightly and guides all who can see him. The Native American-inspired central star and the deep colors of this blanket evoke the steady light of the North Star in the night sky. Unnapped, sueded trim. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $212.00

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Midnight Eyes

Midnight Eyes
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.

This Native American-inspired pattern is a tribute to the creatures of the night. The diamonds in this pattern suggest those keen nocturnal eyes that look fearlessly into the darkness and see all. Unnapped.

Price: $212.00

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Santa Fe Saxony

Santa Fe Saxony
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: $212.00

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Silver Bark - Heritage Collection

Silver Bark - Heritage Collection
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: $212.00

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Big Dipper

Big Dipper
Category: Kids

The Big Dipper is also known as the Big Bear. Many Native American cultures saw the Big Dipper stars as a bear. A Kiowa legend tells of seven sisters and a brother who lived where there were many bears. One day, the sisters were playing with their brother who pretended to be a bear. Then magically, he turned into a bear and began to chase the girls. They jumped on a big rock shouting, "save us!" The rock heard them and grew higher and higher, keeping them out of the bear's reach. Soon they touched the sky and became seven stars in a group shaped like a bear�The Big Dipper. In winter the seven stars are just above the very high rock called Tso-aa, also known as Devils Tower. It marks the spot where the Kiowa began their southern migration. On the sides of the rock the claw marks made by the bear can still be seen. Felt bound. 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA. Napped.

Price: $69.00

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Bird Song

Bird Song
Category: Kids

Birds and butterflies harmonize on the Bird Song Muchacho blanket. The joyful design is inspired by the Tree of Life pattern, a traditional Navajo pictorial rug from the 1840s. Our adaptation features a bevy of bright birds that represent children in the classic pattern. They are chirping their songs and flitting to and fro among their butterfly friends. The carefree scene echoes the natural innocence and spontaneity of children the world over. Butterflies are often a symbol of transformation in Native American art, and their presence may hint at the changes that come with growing up. But for now these free-spirited playmates delight in their cheery melodies. Felt bound. 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA. Napped.

Price: $69.00

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