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 Craftsman Collection blankets celebrate Pendleton's craftsmanship with modern innovations from their century-old mill. Made in Rich colours, muted beauty and hand-cut rounded corners recall heirloom blankets from their mill’s earliest days. One side is napped for soft ness and warmth. The reverse is unnapped, to showcase the pattern
The Sierra Ride blanket is inspired by the Sierra Nevadas - the traditional grounds of many Native peoples. The Sierra Miwok, Mono, Kawaiisu, Northern Paiute and Tubatulabal tribes have lived and hunted there over the ages. The Paiutes called the range’s highest granite peak Tumanguya, or, “the Very Old Man.” Also called Mt. Whitney, it is the highest point in the contiguous United States. The mountains of the 100-mile range are represented by stepped peaks, with arrows guarding the streams and rivers of the Great Basin watershed.
Made in the USA
- 163 x 203cm
- 82% Virgin Wool, 18% Cotton
- Jacquard Weave