These Pendleton Pueblo Dwelling 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.
The Pueblo Dwelling blanket is a dynamic addition to our Heritage Collection which reintroduces enduring designs from our Pendleton archives. This framed blanket is vintage 1923, first produced during the heyday of Indian Trade Blanket production. The squared aspects of the design evoke the ancient pueblos of early Native Americans, such as the Anasazi and the Sinagua, believed to be theancestors of the modern Hopi. The dwellings were flat-roofed with walls of sandstone and limestone. A square hole in the ceiling vented smoke and was often the only entrance. Arrows in the blanket pattern indicate the paths of life and power. Stars centered in squares echo the bright morning star, a spirit honored among many pueblo dwellers.
Pendleton history, made new again. From our archives we have chosen to re-introduce these enduring designs, sure to be just as cherished today as when we first created them. Dating back as far as 1896, each blanket in the Heritage Collection illustrates the geometric motifs and weaving expertise that quickly became a Pendleton hallmark. An unnapped finish preserves the blanket’s authenticity.
82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA. 64" x 80" (163 x 203 cm).