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 Big Horn Blanket takes its roots back to 1825, where the Bighorn River called to famed mountain man Jim Bridger. He built a raft of driftwood and rode it through the foaming rapids, eventually becoming the first person to record this journey. Today, part of the river has been dammed to create Bighorn Lake, but the spectacular canyon it carved remains. Located in Montana and Wyoming. The Bighorn Canyon National Recreaction Area is home to bighorn sheep that track their way to water down rocky, treacherous canyon paths. About one third of the park unit is located on the Crow Indian Reservation. Nearly one-quarter of the Pryor Mountains Wild Horse Range lies within the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.
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)