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THE PENDLETON BLANKET STORY

The first product of the original Pendleton Woolen Mill was the Trade Blanket. These traditional geometric patterns remain at the heart of the blanket line, valued by Native Americans, and all who appreciate traditional American design.

Blankets played an important role in the early history of the West. They were essentials in the lives Native Americans and pioneers. Besides protection from cold, blankets were used as hangings, partitions, doors, awnings and sunshades. They were used as a medium of exchange, with the more colorful rated higher in value.

The original Pendleton Woolen Mill is located on what was part of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in eastern Oregon. The mill strove to learn the tastes and fancies of their first customers. For most of America, blankets were produced in solid colors, plain stripes or square designs, due to weaving limitations. Pendleton's jacquard looms allowed creativity to flourish, with greater capacity for color and line. Jacquard looms also gave a different look to the face and reverse of a blanket, an attribute that remains to this day.

Pendleton continues to carry on the traditions of the rugged and colorful American West. Today’s blanket line has grown to include bed blankets, throws, motor robes, saddle blankets and pillows, and the limited edition jacquard blankets highly sought after by collectors.

Chief  Joseph Robe

Available in several colors

Chief Joseph led the Nez Perce tribe native to northeastern Oregon in the late 1800s. Widely admired for protecting his people and speaking the truth, he is honored with this design, symbolizing bravery. Bold arrowheads represent the chief's courage, strength and integrity.

Recommended Retail Price 4499 SEK

ICONIC BLANKETS

Harding Robe

Available in several colors

A wool blanket made in America with a story dating back nearly a century. In 1923, President Warren Harding and his wife came west to dedicate a portion of the old Oregon Trail. At the ceremony, local Cayuse and Umatilla chiefs presented the first lady with a Pendleton shawl inspired by our famous Chief Joseph blanket. This dynamic design was an instant hit and remains in production today, woven in our Northwest mills.

Recommended Retail Price 4499 SEK

Mountain Majesty

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The Mountain Majesty blanket design was inspired by Navajo hand weaving created in the Southwest circa 1920-1940. Pendleton has woven into the pattern a host of positive, Indigenous-inspired symbols. Terraced steps reference the mountains we climb in life’s journey to reach the clouds and sky above. Big mountains are symbols of abundance. Motifs in the central stripe may be interpreted as saddlebags for a journey up and over the mountains. Diamonds may signify the four mountains sacred to the Navajo. Centred on these traditional diamond geometrics are butterfly-like images, uplifting symbols of hope and life. Some believe that butterflies can deliver a wish up to the Great Spirits. Inspirational symbols are complemented by quiet colours that evoke the evening light of a Western landscape and the faded hues of a vintage Old Glory.

Recommended Retail Price 4499 SEK

Silver Bark Robe

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Inspired by a classic Pendleton design from the 1920s that was rediscovered in a private collection. This intricate pattern features stylized stars, diamonds, arrows and waterbug motifs in a palette that echoes the white and grey bark of Aspen trees against a blue sky. Muted colours create the look of a favourite vintage blanket.

Recommended Retail Price 4499 SEK

Big Medicine Robe

Available in several colors

The rare white bison occurs only once in every 10 million births. In 1933, a white buffalo was born in the wild on Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation and was called “Big Medicine” to reflect his sacred power. Many Native American tribes consider the return of the White Buffalo the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy and the beginning of a new era for the peoples and Mother Earth. Tradition spoke of the coming of a herd of pure White Buffalo. The seven bison on this blanket represent the seven directions: North, South, East, West, Above, Below and Within. Together they symbolize wholeness for mankind and the earth. Prayer pipes signify mankind's communication with the Creator. In the center of the blanket, within the circle of life, are four hands representing the diverse peoples of the world and a new beginning. Shades of brown and green reflect the natural beauty of Mother Earth.

Recommended Retail Price 4499 SEK

ICONIC TOWELS

White Sands Oversized Towel

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Plush, supersized towel in a bold pattern inspired by the creamy landscape of New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument. Thirsty cotton velour is sheared on one side for luxurious softness, looped on the other for superior absorbency. Woven in rich colors that won’t fade, it’s a luxury you’ll want for beach, hot tub or pool. 

Recommended Retail Price 859 SEK

Los Ojos Oversized Towel

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Our dynamic blanket pattern re-created in a supersized towel for beach, poolside or hot tub—or an instantly luxurious bathroom. Thirsty cotton velour is an ideal canvas for our Native American-inspired design. Sheared on one side for luxurious softness, looped on the other for superior absorption.

Recommended Retail Price 859 SEK

Chief Joseph Oversized Towel

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Several colors available.

Our dynamic blanket pattern re-created in a supersized towel for beach, poolside or hot tub—or an instantly luxurious bathroom. Thirsty cotton velour is an ideal canvas for our Native American-inspired design. Sheared on one side for luxurious softness, looped on the other for superior absorption.

Recommended Retail Price 859 SEK

Mountain Majesty Oversized Towel

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These dynamic blanket patterns are re-created in super-sized towels for beach, poolside or hot tub. Thirsty cotton velour is an ideal canvas for our Indigenous-inspired designs. Sheared on one side for luxurious softness, looped on the other for superior absorption.

Inspired by Navajo hand weaving created in the Southwest in the early 20th century, this pattern incorporates symbols of hope, abundance and successful journeys. Muted colours and mountain-like steps evoke sunset over a western landscape.

Spider Rock Oversized Towel

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These dynamic blanket patterns are re-created in super-sized towels for beach, poolside or hot tub. Thirsty cotton velour is an ideal canvas for our Indigenous-inspired designs. Sheared on one side for luxurious softness, looped on the other for superior absorption.

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Recommended Retail Price 859 SEK

Silver Bark Oversized Towel

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These dynamic blanket patterns are re-created in super-sized towels for beach, poolside or hot tub. Thirsty cotton velour is an ideal canvas for our Indigenous-inspired designs. Sheared on one side for luxurious softness, looped on the other for superior absorption.

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Inspired by a classic Pendleton design from the 1920s that was rediscovered in a private collection. This intricate pattern features stylized stars, diamonds, arrows and waterbug motifs in a palette that echoes the white and grey bark of Aspen trees against a blue sky.

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Recommended Retail Price 859 SEK

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