Vintage Pendleton Blanket: Eye Dazzler Pattern

Bmc 091218 vintage pendleton 1923 detail 0173 gw mg

Made from 100% wool.

Notes
Bmc 091218 vintage pendleton 1923 0070 gw mg
Bmc 091218 vintage pendleton 1923 0072 gw mg

Dimensions of the blanket are 60" x 76.5"

Notes
Bmc 091218 vintage pendleton 1923 detail 0144 gw mg
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Vintage Pendleton Blanket: Eye Dazzler 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, whose pattern is known as an “eye dazzler.”


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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, whose pattern is known as an “eye dazzler.”

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, whose pattern is known as an “eye dazzler.” It is in excellent overall condition and still retains its original label and bold colors. The felt binding exhibits some fraying and there are a few small holes, 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 76.5"
  • Felt binding
  • Original label
Materials
  • 100% Wool
Origin
  • Made in the USA
Care
  • Dry clean only