In 1909 Thomas L.Kay and his family moved to Pendleton in northeastern Oregon and took over the defunct Pendleton Woolen Mills and started there business there. Since then Pendleton has become renowned for their Native American inspired blanket designs and durable woollen shirts. Today the company is still privately owned by the family and operates across eight facilities in America.
The Pendleton Pueblo Dwelling blanket is vintage 1923, first produced during the heyday of Indian Trade Blanket production. The squared aspects of the design evoke the ancient pueblos of early Native Americans, such as the Anasazi and the Sinagua, believed to be the ancestors of the modern Hopi. The dwellings were flat-roofed with walls of sandstone and limestone. A square hole in the ceiling vented smoke and was often the only entrance. Arrows in the blanket pattern indicate the paths of life and power. Stars centred in squares echo the bright morning star, a spirit honoured among many pueblo dwellers.
Pendleton Jacquard Blankets are robe size, which is the size preferred by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes and wrapping about oneself as a robe. These blankets fit perfectly over a double bed, can be used for wall hangings or just for cuddling up on the sofa.
- Made in the USA.
- Felt bound.
- 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton.
- Dry clean.
- 64" x 80" (163 x 203 cm)