Pendleton Legendary Blanket - Buffalo Creation Story

Legendary Collection:  Each blanket comes with a label, which tells of the design or story that's depicted on the blanket.

Pendleton has been creating wool blankets with First Nations legends and symbols for over 100 years. They claim that Indigenous peoples were their first customer and continue to be some of their most loyal. These woolen blankets have been used as gifts to honor achievements or losses as long as they have been produced.

The "Buffalo Creation Story" was a collaboration between Pendleton Woolen Mills and Navajo painter Andrew Hobson. Hobson was fascinated by the Navajo story of how the buffalo evolved. Buffalo grew resentful that Holy Man had two buffalo women as his wives, so Holy Man killed Buffalo. When he did so, all of the buffalo began to die. Holy Man was depressed by this and decided to bring Buffalo back to life. Holy Man also taught Buffalo how to revive all of the other buffalo who had died. In the design, Buffalo is in pieces to imply his death and rebirth. Buffaloes are suggested to be bringers of medicinal knowledge, which is symbolized by the four buffaloes depicted in medicine wheels. The Navajo also believed in four sacred mountain ranges, which are shown around the border of the large throw blanket.

  • Napped and felt bound
  • 82% virgin wool / 18% cotton
  • Dry clean only
  • Made in the USA
  • 64" x 80" (163 x 203 cm)
  • Large enough to cover a single, double or queen bed

Category: Blanket, Pendleton


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