These Pendleton Ochoco 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.
This banded robe from the Pendleton Woolen Mills archives first appeared in the 1904 wholesale catalog. It was offered again in 1920, during the Golden Age of the Native American Trade Blanket. Its sawtooth pattern of mountain peaks and crooked rivers represents the landscape of central Oregon’s Ochoco Mountains. This area, home to bald eagles, hawks and falcons, was once a travel route and hunting ground for the Shoshone/Paiute people.
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).