Return of the Sun: the changing of the seasons. This blanket, inspired by the artwork of Larry Ahvakana, celebrates the arrival of the sun back to the Arctic and the start of hunting season. The Iñupiat mark this special time with the Messenger Feast—a ceremony where the spirits of the past season’s harvest are ushered back into the spirit world. Today, the celebration fosters cultural pride and the regeneration of traditional values. This blanket is a collaboration between Pendleton Woolen Mills and the American Indian College Fund to honor and reawaken a vital part of Native history. A portion of the proceeds will help provide scholarships for students attending tribal colleges.
American Indian College Fund
Since 1990 Pendleton has been proud to support the work of the American Indian College Fund. Sales of these blankets help fund scholarships to tribal colleges and make a difference in the lives of students throughout the country. The College Fund receives royalties for each blanket sold which goes directly to provide scholarships for deserving students. Learn more at www.collegefund.org.
All these blankets comfortably fit over a double bed, or are perfect for wall hangings, folded on a sofa or as the perfect snuggling blanket.
82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Unnapped. Felt bound.
Dry clean. Made in the USA. 64" x 80" (163 x 203 cm)