First made in the 1920s, the Chief Joseph Blanket is one of the oldest, on-going blankets made by Pendleton Woolen Mills. This size of blanket fits perfectly over a double bed, can be used for wall hangings or just for extra warmth on the sofa.
From Pendleton: “The blanket pattern celebrates the heroism of the Northwest's great Nez Perce leader, Chief Joseph. Its design is balanced with arrowheads symbolising bravery and pointing in all directions of Mother Earth. The Chief Joseph is a woven jacquard that is reversible to offer two dramatically different looks.”
Material: 82% pure virgin wool / 18% cotton / Felt-bound
- Care: Dry clean only
- Size: 64" x 80" (163 x 203 cm)
- Napped: The fabric is combed for a softer, thicker feel
- Made in the USA
PROVENANCE AND ETHICS
Pendleton's family history in Oregon dates back to 1863 when Thomas Kay, a young English weaver opened his own mill in Salem, Oregon. In 1909 Thomas's three grandsons, Clarence Morton Bishop, Royal Thomas Bishop, and Robert Chauncey Bishop opened Pendleton Woolen Mills. Six generations later Pendleton Woolen Mills is still run in Oregon by the Bishop family.