PENDLETON WAY OF LIFE BLANKET (TAN)
The Lakota Way of Life is a visual representation of Pte Oyate ? the Buffalo Nation. For many Plains Tribes, the buffalo sustained all life. Every part of the animal was used ? the meat for food, and hides for robes, tepee covers and shields. Horns were crafted into bowls and arrow points. Fat was rendered for candles and soap. Swift horses, introduced by the Spanish in the 16th century, became essential to the buffalo hunt. For the Lakota, the buffalo story is held in their breath, their songs, stories and homes. In this unique design, a Pendleton Blanket serves as a buffalo robe, keeping the body warm and the spirit strong. The tepee and blanket strips signify the four winds, the world above and below, as well as night and day.
The Lakota Way of Life blanket is based on the art of Jim Yellowhawk, a member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Tribe. Mr. Yellowhawk lives and works in the beautiful He Sapa Black Hills of South Dakota.
Napped and felt bound, 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Woven in our Northwest mills. 64" x 80".
Legendary Series Blankets
Each year we add a new design to our Legendary Series honoring Native American symbols, traditions, ceremonies and beliefs.
For a century, Pendleton Woolen Mills has woven the legends and symbols of Native American tribes into beautiful blankets. Native Americans were our first and remain our most loyal customers. In the early 20th century, Pendleton was among the few American mills making blankets specifically for the Indian trade. A Pendleton blanket continues to signify honor and respect. For a hundred years, Native Americans have acknowledged births, deaths and major milestones and accomplishments with the gift of a Pendleton blanket.
Astounding wall art or warm companions draped on a sofa or at the foot of a bed. However they are used, Pendleton?s Legendary Blankets will be admired and treasured for their intricate, intriguing patterns and excellent quality. This original, exclusive design was inspired by Native American art, legends, beliefs, ceremonies and heroes. It is a collectible heirloom of tomorrow that can be used and enjoyed today.
Each blanket has a sueded commemorative label telling the design?s story.