Pendleton®Elders Circle of Life Blanket
The Pendleton® Circle Of Life, also known as Elders Blanket was designed to pay homage and respect to the Elder members of Indian Country. These Elders have earned the respect of their community and are looked upon as senior advisers in their society. In American Indian education within each tribe, the Elders are an important part of educating the youth. Basic beliefs and teachings that encourage faith in the Creator or Great Spirit. Life and cultural skills are passed on with storytelling and teachings to each generations, as is the same with other cultures of the world.
The circle design depicts the four colors of the human race. Shades of Mother Earth, the sun and other circular planetary systems. North, South, East and West--the four Directions.