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 owned by the family and all blankets are proudly made in Pendleton, Oregon.
These Pendleton Chief Joseph Pillows are made using Pendleton Wool and duck down inserts. Created to complement Pendleton's most iconic blanket, they look fantastic on any bed or sofa. An interior dream.
The Chief Joseph design from Pendleton was created early in the 1920s, the Chief Joseph design continues to be one of Pendleton’s most popular blankets.It commemorates the heroism of one of the Northwest’s greatest Nez Perce warriors, Chief Joseph. His Nez Perce name was “Hin-mahtoo-yah-lat-kert”, which means Thunder Rolling Down Hill.
The Nez Perce wereknown for their skills as warriors, breeding of Appaloosa horses, support and guidance for the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery, and their peace efforts with the US Government. The Chief Joseph blanket is the oldest on-going blanket produced by Pendleton Woolen Mills. Its design is balanced with arrowheads symbolizing bravery and pointing in all directions of Mother Earth.
- Made in the USA.
- Felt bound.
- 16" x 16" (40cm x 40cm)
- Pendleton Wool