Vintage Pendleton Blanket: Chief Joseph Pattern

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Made from 100% wool.

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Dimensions of the blanket are 60" x 76".

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Vintage Pendleton Blanket: Chief Joseph Pattern

When compiling our limited selection of highly collectible vintage blankets, we consulted with Barry Friedman, the foremost dealer in antique Indian trade blankets, who works closely with Pendleton on their historical designs. He helped us choose this pure wool beauty from the 1920s in Pendleton’s flagship Chief Joseph pattern that is still made today.


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When compiling our limited selection of highly collectible vintage blankets, we consulted with Barry Friedman, the foremost dealer in antique Indian trade blankets, who works closely with Pendleton on their historical designs. He helped us choose this pure wool beauty from the 1920s in Pendleton’s flagship Chief Joseph pattern that is still made today.

Story

In the early 1900s, Pendleton Woolen Mills started producing colorful blankets that became popular at Indian trading posts. The native tribes, who had been using blankets made primarily from hides, readily integrated these wool weavings into their daily and ceremonial traditions. Pendleton’s lifelong designer, Joe Rawnsley, spent time with the tribes of northeastern Oregon and of the Southwest, learning about their preferences in color and pattern. Using modern jacquard technology, he translated this knowledge into highly detailed designs in vivid palettes. When compiling our limited selection of highly collectible vintage blankets, we consulted with Barry Friedman, the foremost dealer in antique Indian trade blankets, who works closely with Pendleton on their historical designs. He helped us choose this pure wool beauty from the 1920s in Pendleton’s flagship Chief Joseph pattern that is still made today. Chief Joseph led the Nez Perce tribe of northeastern Oregon in the late 1800s and was widely admired for protecting his people and speaking the truth. The bold arrowheads represent his courage, strength, and integrity. This reversible design is in excellent overall condition. It has some small stains and moth holes, and the original felt binding exhibits some fraying, as might be expected from a piece of history that is as much a work of art as it is a serviceable blanket.

Specs
  • 60" x 76"
  • Felt binding
  • Original label
Materials
  • 100% Wool
Origin
  • Made in the USA
Care
  • Dry clean only