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Heroic Chief

Heroic Chief
Category: Bed Collections

A striking silhouette of a Native American Chief is the central image of this unique, circa 1920s design. The original, vintage blanket was discovered and sent to us by Indian trade blanket collector and author Barry Friedman. We are delighted to reproduce this fascinating blanket. The feathered headdress was a ceremonial war bonnet worn only by chiefs and warriors. The war bonnet was common among Plains Indian men - Sioux, Crow, Blackfeet, Cheyenne and Cree - but was seldom worn on the battlefield. Reserved for formal occasions, the golden eagle-feather war bonnet was a spiritual symbol of a man's courage and honor. It was a sign of respect that could be bestowed only by the tribe's elders. The bonnet was also believed to protect the wearer. Later, other Native American tribes adopted the headdress as simply a sign of authority and perhaps as a nod to tourism. Today, a brave or good deed may still be rewarded with an eagle feather. Napped, felt binding. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $212.00

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Chinle

Chinle
Category: Bed Collections

The Pendleton Chinle Blanket is woven in Chinle Revival style of Navajo rugs. The rugs were originally named for a trading post town in Arizona, near Canyon de Chelly in the heart of the Navajo Nation. In the 1920s, weavers in the Chinle region revived the banded patterns of the Clasic and Late Classic era of Navajo designs of the late 1880s. The revival rugs used nontraditional colors from vegetal dyes. Chinle weavings were traditionally borderless with horizontal bands of plain stripes alternating with bands of geometric designs. Chevrons, diamonds and stylized squash blossoms were common motifs. The revival rugs became popular, and the Chinle Revival style weaving soon spread to neighboring areas in Arizona and New Mexico. Unnapped, sueded trim. 82% Wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $208.00

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Conejos

Conejos
Category: Bed Collections

In Conejos County, Colorado, there's an ancient mine known for its unique turquoise - a brilliant shade of emerald green, shot with a matrix of golden stone. In the late 1800s the pioneer settlers who plumbed its depths knew it as Manassa. But perhaps a thousand years earlier, ancient Pueblans worked the mine for its richly colored treasure - green turquoise traded by the Anasazi and used in beads and animal fetishes. In the late 1800s Navajo silversmiths began to fashion this and traditional turquoise into elegant jewelry. Today green turquoise may still be found in southwest Colorado and Nevada. And throughout the Southwest, Navajo artisans continue to create beautiful, sought-after jewelry, some from this stunning gemstone. Our brilliant green blanket commemorates the miners, stonecutters and artisans of the American West and the Native American silversmiths who still fashion these stones into jewelry and talismans. Traditional Native American directional crosses, arrows, diamond shapes and weaving patterns of Navajo, Hopi and Zuni artists are incorporated into a classic 9-element design from our archives. Unnapped. sueded trim. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $212.00

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North Star

North Star
Category: Bed Collections

Through the ages, a bright star in the Little Dipper has been a constant source of navigation for the peoples of Earth. The North Star appears stationary, and the Inuit call it Nuuttuittuq, the star that never moves. Paiute legend relates how a brave son named Na-Gah became the star that does not travel and the guiding light for all living creatures. Na-Gah climbed to the top of a high mountain to win his father's respect. The peak was so tall that he found himself high above all the other mountains. When his father came looking for him, he found Na-Gah stuck high on the mountain peak. Not wanting his son to die, his father turned Na-Gah into a star that shines brightly and guides all who can see him. The Native American-inspired central star and the deep colors of this blanket evoke the steady light of the North Star in the night sky. Unnapped, sueded trim. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $212.00

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Los Ojos, Black

Los Ojos, Black
Category: Bed Collections

Spanish crosses, diamond-shaped "eyes" (ojos) and the symbols of the Navajo Four Mountain of Creation are dramatic in black and white. Both modern looking and historc, this boldly graphic pattern reverses to a striking white backround on blankets and shams. Unnapped, sueded trim. 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA. Standard sham fits 20 in. x 26 in. pillow.

Price: $212.00

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Harding - Bedspreads

Harding - Bedspreads
Category: Bed Collections

A time honored Pendleton blanket pattern is re-interpreted in lightweight wool bedding that can be used and enjoyed season after season, year after year. The dramatic pattern is beautiful on both sides, making it a versatile, exceptional value. The pattern originated during President Warren G. Harding's 1923 visit to Oregon when the chiefs of the Cayuse and Umatilla Tribes presented the First lady with a Pendletion shawl. The design, known as the Harding has been an American favorite ever since. 100% pure virigin wool. Made in the USA.

Price: $324.00

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Denim Bedskirts

Denim Bedskirts
Category: Bed Collections

Like the perfect pair of jeans that seem to go with anything, this bed skirt will be a great addition to all your favorite blankets and bedding. 100% cotton denim. Made in the USA of imported fabric. 15" drop with additional 4" denim platform. Platform is white 30% cotton/70%polyester sheeting.

Price: $156.00

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Taos Ikat

Taos Ikat
Category: Bed Collections

This blanket was inspired by a fabulous weaving displayed at a renowned museum in Taos, New Mexico, that museum specializes in the Native American, Hispanic and international art. Ikat originated in Indonesia and has become a nearly universal weaving style. The technique is common in South and Central America, dating from pre-Columbian times. Ikat uses a resist-dying process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft fibers. Dye is applied before the cloth is weven to create the pattern. Authentic Ikat fabrics are woven by hand on narrow looms. Our jacquard loom interpretation of traditional Ikat captures the marvelous depth of color and subtlety inherent in this ancient art from. Unnapped, whipstitched. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $212.00

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Arrowhead

Arrowhead
Category: Bed Collections

The intricate, geometric design is created with arrow images, symbols common among Native American tribes. A bundle of five arrows represented the five founding tribes of the Iroquois League. To the Navajo, flint is a sacred stone and arrowheads are said to resemble the tips of lightning bolts thrown by Thunder. Sioux lore tells of Unktomi Tanka (a big spider) who spent his days making flint arrows for the tribe. A ticking sound in the grass indicates that a spider is busy making arrowheads. A Shasta legend relates how the people got arrowheads back in the days when arrowheads were made of pine bark instead of obsidian. Ground Squirrel tricked the arrowheads away from Obsidian Old Man and the sharp new arrows made hunting better. It's no surprise that arrowheads often signified alertness. Arrowheads are often used in designs to signify protection. Unnapped. Sueded trim. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $212.00

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Midnight Eyes

Midnight Eyes
Category: Bed Collections

This Native American-inspired pattern, woven in our American mills, is a tribute to the creatures of the night. According to Cherokee legend, when the animals and plants were first made they were told to watch and stay awake for seven nights�just as young men sometimes fast and keep awake during their vision quest. Nearly all the animals made it through the first night, but several dropped off to sleep on the second. Each night thereafter, others nodded off until on the seventh night only the owl, the panther and a few more were still awake. These animals were given the power to see and go about in the dark, and to prey on the birds and animals that must sleep at night. The diamonds in this pattern suggest those keen nocturnal eyes that look fearlessly into the darkness and see all. Unnapped, sueded trim. 82% wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA.

Price: $212.00

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