These Pendleton Kiva Steps 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.
Kivas have been places of worship for many thousands of years. These square underground chambers are found in the Ancient Puebloan cliff dwellings of the American Southwest. Kivas from earlier times featured a sipapu, a hole in the north of the chamber that represents mankind’s place of emergence from the underworld. Modern Kivas are still built underground. A pattern of squared steps represents the physical and spiritual paths in and out of the Kiva, where modern Hopi people still gather for spiritual ceremonies. Unnapped