Celebrating Glacier National Park, this Pendleton blanket features a woven label with the park name and an image of a mountain goat in the corner to signify its authenticity. The colors of this blanket date back to the frontier trading posts where traders would indicate the weight of the blanket offered in exchange for furs by holding up one finger for each pound. The original blankets incorporated three, four, or five black stripes in the design that indicated the value of the blanket. This blanket is woven in Pendleton’s pacific northwest mill, just like they were 100 years ago, with the same quality and attention to detail.
Camp blankets were first designed to meet the rigorous demands of the wild and untamed Pacific Northwest and were a favorite of the early sheepherders in the Northwest. Today, these warm and hardy blankets offer outstanding service and rugged styling that will provide years of warmth and comfort. They are tough enough for everything from fish camp to sleeping porch to kids' bunk beds.
The rare white bison occurs only once in every 10 million births. In 1933, a white buffalo was born in the wild on Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation and was called “Big Medicine” to reflect his sacred power. Many Native American tribes consider the return of the White Buffalo the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy and the beginning of a new era for the peoples and Mother Earth. Tradition spoke of the coming of a herd of pure White Buffalo.The seven bison on this blanket represent the seven directions: North, South, East, West, Above, Below and Within. Together they symbolize wholeness for mankind and the earth. Prayer pipes signify mankind’s communication with the Creator. In the center of the blanket, within the circle of life, are four hands representing the diverse peoples of the world and a new beginning.
Camp blankets have been in use for ages and were built to withstand harsh conditions while being comfortable and warm. The Pendleton Yakima Camp blanket is no different; with a history dating back to the early sheepherders in the Northwest, they have proven themselves to be reliable. Today these warm and hardy blankets offer outstanding service and rugged styling that will provide years of warmth and comfort.
Pendleton’s Yakima camp blanket was built to be tough and comfortable. With a history dating back to the early sheepherders in the Northwest, these blankets have stood the test of time and have proven themselves to be reliable. Today these warm and hardy blankets offer outstanding service and rugged styling that will provide years of warmth and comfort.
Since the early 1900s, Pendleton has honored America's greatest national treasures with a collection of distinctive park blankets. The Badlands National Park blanket features a bold striped pattern. Each National Park blanket has a Pendleton label signifying its authenticity and a special woven label with the park name and image of an important natural feature.
Pendleton’s American Treasures Blanket celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service which was created to manage our national parks and monuments. The design brings to mind the forests, rivers, and mountains under the protection of this agency. The classic geometric patterns throughout remind us of the Native Americans who have called this land home for so many centuries. These blankets are robe size and make great wall hangings.
The original dates from the 1920s and was recently rediscovered in a private collection. As with most Native American inspired designs, the Silver Bark blanket pays tribute to the beauty of nature. The design brings the sky and earth together in a classic Pendleton design. It features stylized arrow, star, diamond and waterbug motifs in colors inspired by the white and gray bark of Aspen trees against a blue sky. Cherished for the subtle colors that give it the much-loved look of an older blanket, it's a stunning example of an overall pattern.
Robe size blankets were preferred by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes. They are impressive as wall hangings and practical when folded on a sofa or at the foot of a bed. This Chief Joseph pattern, one of Pendleton's most popular patterns, commemorates the heroism of one of the Northwest's greatest Nez Perce warriors, Chief Joseph. Its design is balanced with arrowheads which symbolize bravery. This blanket is made in the USA and is 64" x 80".
The Beadead Bandolier Blanket features an intricately woven pattern that reflects the beauty of the elaborately beaded bags crafted by the Ojibwe and other peoples of the Great Lakes.This robe size blanket was preferred by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes and are now impressive as wall hangings and still practical when folded on a sofa or at the foot of a bed.
Pendleton Legendary Collection blankets are inspired by Native American art, legends, beliefs, ceremonies, and heroes. The Buffalo Creation Story was inspired by Andrew Hobson's painting of the Buffalo-Who-Never-Dies of the White Buffalo Tribe.In this tale, Buffalo became angry with Holy Man for having two buffalo women as his wives. Holy Man killed the angry buffalo with magic arrows and wands. But to his dismay, all the buffalos began to die. Then sad, Holy Man brought the buffalo back to life and showed him how to revive all the other buffalo. The central figure in this blanket shows the angry buffalo fractured in pieces to symbolize his death and journey back to life. Four buffalo tribes are shown inside protective medicine hoops, and the four sacred mountain ranges of the Navajo surround the central buffalo.
Pendleton’s Way of Life blanket is a beautiful visual representation of Pte Oyate – the Buffalo Nation. For many Plains Tribes, the buffalo was a way of life and the sustainer of life. Based on the art of Jim Yellowhawk, this blanket is a great conversation piece and a beautiful work of art. Designed to keep you warm and comfortable, this will quickly become your favorite throw.
Pendleton’s Celebrate the Horse blanket is based on a design from the Blackfoot tribe, expert horsemen who called the animal “elk-horse” for its great size. The arrival of the horse in the 16th-century forever changed the culture of Native Americans allowing them to migrate, trade, herd, and hunt. Made out of a wool and cotton blend, this warm blanket is a functional conversation piece.
Colorful ceramic mugs are inspired by the bold colors and bright stripes of the Park Blankets. Each features a park label designed after window decals given to park visitors in the 1920s.
Inspired by the Pendleton Way of Life blanket, this mug gives us a visual representation of Pte Oyate – the Buffalo Nation. For many Plains Tribes, buffalo sustained all life, and for the Lakota the buffalo story is held in their breath, their songs, stories, and homes. Celebrate this way of life and what it represents with this 18 oz. coffee mug. Whether you use it daily or display it in your home, you will love the story it tells.
The Chief Joseph blanket pattern celebrates the heroism of the Northwest's great Nez Perce leader, Chief Joseph. Its design is balanced with arrowheads symbolizing bravery and pointing in all directions of Mother Earth. The Chief Joseph is reversible to offer two dramatically different looks. First made in the 1920s, the Chief Joseph blanket is one of the oldest, on-going blankets made by Pendleton Woolen Mills.
The dynamic blanket pattern re-created in a super sized towel for beach, poolside or hot tub – or an instantly luxurious bathroom. Thirsty cotton velour is an ideal canvas for our Native American-inspired design. Sheared on one side for luxurious softness, looped on the other for superior absorption.
This collectible Spirit of the Peoples blanket was designed in 2009 to commemorate our 100 years of weaving America’s spirit in the Pendleton, Oregon, mill. It is a celebration of the family. Six stripes represent the five generations that have led the company and the next generation that will lead us on. Directional crosses symbolize the four directions, homes to the Native Americans who were the first customers, and to all those who have come since. Arrowheads denote the strength and good fortune that have blessed their journey thus far.
With roots going back to the early sheepherders in the Northwest, Pendleton’s Yakima Camp blanket has stood the test of time and have proven itself to be durable, warm and long lasting. Today, these warm and hardy blankets offer outstanding service and rugged styling that will provide years of warmth and comfort.
Designed to honor the National treasures our nation possesses, Pendleton has created a line of distinctive park blankets. The Yellowstone National Park blanket features a special woven label with the park name and image of a Bison sewn on. Woven in their northwest woolen mill, you will love the design of this blanket. Not only does it celebrate Yellowstone National Park, but this blanket keeps you warm and cozy on those chilly nights too.
This towel is super-sized for the beach, poolside, or hot tub. Thirsty cotton velour is an ideal canvas for this Native American-inspired design. This towel features an aqua Chief Joseph pattern - one of Pendleton's most popular patterns.It commemorates the heroism of one of the Northwest's greatest Nez Perce warriors, Chief Joseph. Its design is balanced with arrowheads which symbolize bravery. It is sheared on one side for luxurious softness, looped on the other for superior absorption.
The beautiful design of this Pendleton blanket references a legend of the Yurok people, the original people of Northern California along the Klamath River. In the beginning there was no ocean, just a prairie. Then Thunder and Earthquake agreed that the people would have a better life if they had an ocean. So Earthquake traveled with Kingfisher to faraway Opis to bring back the water in abalone shells. As they went, Earthquake sank the land at the north end of the world behind them. At the south end of the world, Thunder helped by breaking down trees. Soon the water extended all the way from the north to the south end of the world. This new stretch of water provided them with salmon and seals. This intricate blanket pattern incorporates repeated triangular and zigzag designs often seen in Yurok basketry, while the ombred effect emulates the mighty shaking of Earthquake.
Featuring the legendary Buffalo creation motif this Pendleton mug is a great addition to any coffee cup collection. This 18 oz. mug is the perfect mug to sip hot cocoa from, or to use as a decorative piece at home or in the office.
The Crossroads Blanket features a design that reflects First Nations teachings and power of the four directions. Each direction: North, South, East and West represents something significant within man. Crosses in the blanket represent crossroads where all directions meet – where a person finds balance and becomes whole.North represents the region of the mind and the widsom of the Teacher. East represents the physical body, the realm of the Warrior. South represents the spirit, enlightenment, and the realm of the Healer. West represents the heart and the path of the Visionary. Balance and harmony are achieved where the directions meet at the center of the Medicine Wheel.