Pendleton® Chief Joseph Baby Blanket Shawl Collection, Purple/Sapphire

$89.50

Pendleton® Chief Joseph Baby Blanket Shawl Collection, Purple/Sapphire


The larger sized shawl was used by many Native American tribes for traditional dances and ceremonies. This 32" x 44" square shawl is a smaller version of the dance shawl, with hand-tied fringe making a beautiful addition to any home; a baby crib, or for the back of a chair. It would also make a wonderful gift. The pattern is the classic Chief Joseph design, created for Native Americans, in honor of Chief Joseph, one of the most respected Chiefs in Native American history. When the US government attempted to force the Nez Perce tribe onto reservations in Idaho, Chief Joseph refused. He led his people into Canada. He was remembered for his amazing ability to strategize and he won many battles. In 1877 he surrendered to save his people from a harsh winter with without food or warmth. This blanket has Native American symbols depicting characteristics of the Chief himself. Arrows pointing in all directions represent Mother Earth, as well as bravery. Celebrating the heroism of Chief Joseph, who is respected among many Native American tribes. This is one of the oldest patterns in existence, first produced by Pendleton® Woolen Mills in the 1920's.

  • 88% pure wool
  • Dry clean only
  • Made in the USA
  • Woven by Pendleton
  • 32” x 44” (81 x 112 cm
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