Where The Wool Is Grown Blanket Robe - Ivory
Based on a rare illustration that was used to market the Pendleton Blackfoot Robe, which was made in 1924 in honor of the Blackfoot Tribe of Montana. Pendleton recently rediscovered the image which their weavers set to work re-creating for this blanket.
From Pendleton: “The images underline Pendleton's Northwest home and commemorate our mill in Pendleton, Oregon. Iconic images—Mount Hood, towering fir trees, a Native American encampment, a grazing flock and a blanket-wrapped chief—capture the early days of Pendleton Woolen Mills. We still have relationships with the wool growers in Eastern Oregon, although Pendleton blankets today use wool that is sourced from throughout the world. We have woven the design as close to the original as possible, keeping the tones of the black and white illustration.”
- Unnapped, felt bound
- 64" x 80"
- 82% pure virgin wool / 18% cotton
- Dry clean
- 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.