PENDLETON SONS OF THE SKY BABY BLANKET
"Ah-Day" means "special" in Kiowa, and this beautiful, intricate blanket is surely an unsurpassed gift for a special child. It is produced exclusively for the American Indian College Fund by Pendleton Woolen Mills, and designed by artist Virginia Stroud, an acclaimed contemporary Native American artist. This blanket was inspired by a Plains Indian tradition according to which new parents place their child?s remaining navel cord inside an amulet shaped like a turtle. The amulets represent the turtle?s hard shell that will guard the spirit of the child and ensure a long, protected life. Felt binding. 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA. 32" x 44".
American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund is a Native American-operated organization dedicated to education. More than 30 tribal colleges serve American Indian students from every geographic region in the United States. They are beacons of hope for social and economic change in the communities they serve. The fund provides educational opportunities for students and disburses 6,000 scholarships annually. For a century, Pendleton Woolen Mills has maintained a mutual respect for our original customers, Native Americans. That is one of many reasons we support this philanthropic partnership. When you purchase an American Indian College Fund Blanket, a portion of the proceeds goes to help tribal colleges.