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 Sea Chief Blanket is inspired by the sleek and powerful Orca. The Orca is a symbol of protection, believed to watch over sea travelers and lead the way home at journey’s end. Orcas also represent family, as they mate for life, carefully tend their young, and hunt in packs. Some First Nations people believe their strongest chiefs are reincarnated as Orcas. They revere and protect these fearless hunters of the deep, also known as Killer Whales, Sea Wolves and Blackfish.
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)