Grateful Nation Pendleton Blanket

Item No: 29720

$ 250.00

  • The fabric of our nation is woven with the sacrifices of our veterans. In recognition of selfless sacrifice, Pendleton’s Grateful Nation jacquard blanket honors the brave men and women who have defended freedom throughout the history of the United States of America. Each stripe represents a service ribbon awarded to veterans for conflicts from Word War II to the War on Terror. The stars and stripes of the American Flag are depicted at the center of the blanket. This unique blanket is an inspiration for the young soldier, a tribute to the veteran and a symbol of American national pride.

    • Collectible Pendleton blanket
    • 82% pure virgin wool and 18% cotton
    • Blanket measures 64”x 80”
    • Made in the USA
    • Dry clean

    Pendleton blankets require special care. For more information about proper care and cleaning, please read our Care Guide.

  • For more than a century, Pendleton has woven the legends and symbols of Native American tribes into beautiful blankets. A team of designers interprets the icons and symbols of Southwest Native cultures and a skilled team of artisans at Pendleton’s American Woolen Mills turns these into exquisitely crafted blankets.
  • Each authentically colored stripe represents a service ribbon awarded to veterans of historical conflicts in which our country has engaged: World War II Asiatic Pacific Campaign, World War II Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign, Korean Service, US Vietnam Service, Southwest Asia Service (Gulf War), War on Terrorism. Centered on the blanket is a representation of the stars and stripes of the American flag, interpreted as a service ribbon. A total of 56 stars represent the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five US territories. This unique blanket is an inspiration for the young soldier, a tribute to the veteran and a symbol of American national pride. A donation from the sale of each blanket will be made to the Fisher House™ Foundation, which provides residences near major military and VA medical centers for the families of ill or wounded service members.
  • Since 1909, Pendleton Woolen Mills has produced iconic woolens of incredible beauty and quality. The blankets are made in Pendleton’s American mills, where every step of the weaving process is completed, from carding and spinning to the weaving of yarn into fabric on high-speed looms. Pendleton’s first Indian trade blanket was produced in 1909 at the company’s mill in Oregon. The blankets were brought to Southwest Native American tribes and exchanged for silver jewelry, wool or other items of value. Pendleton designers drew upon traditional Native American patterns to create blankets that were more colorful and detailed than earlier trading blankets brought to the region. Southwestern Native American tribes used the blankets as apparel and as a standard of value for trading and credit. They were also prized for ceremonial uses, playing a part in dowries, weddings, gift giving, powwows, dance prizes, naming ceremonies, funerals and memorials. Still renowned for their intricate patterns and premium quality, Pendleton blankets are a unique collectible that can be passed down to future generations.

    Read our Pendleton Collector's Guide.
  • At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft. At a time when many commercially-made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.
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