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 Kiva Steps blanket is inspired by Kivas - which have been places of worship for many thousands of years. These square underground chambers are found in the Ancient Puebloan cliff dwellings of the American Southwest. Kivas from earlier times featured a sipapu, a hole in the north of the chamber that represents mankind’s place of emergence from the underworld. Modern Kivas are still built underground. A pattern of squared steps represents the physical and spiritual paths in and out of the Kiva, where modern Hopi people still gather for spiritual ceremonies.
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)