Center of Creation Robe
The Center of Creation robe design is based on a diptych by artist Deborah Jojola of New Mexico’s Jemez Pueblo. The design symbolizes how life grows from earth, rising through clouds that lift it to the surface. A central bloom releases seeds, scattered by wind, while arrows represent sovereignty. Curved elements show life as a spiral with purpose beyond this world. As an added element, this blanket gives you a dramatically different look when reversed.
Part of the Legendary Collection, this design honours stories and symbols of Native American cultures. Each year a new collector’s blanket is added to the series.
• 64″ x 80″
• Comes with a Legendary Collection label
• Napped, felt bound
• Pure virgin wool/cotton
• Fabric woven in Pendleton Woolen mills USA
• Dry clean
• Made in USA
BLANKET ROBES These blankets are robe size, the size preferred by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes and wrapping about oneself as a robe. These blankets fit perfectly over a double bed, can be used for wall hangings or just for cuddling up on the sofa.
The role of the blanket is woven deep in the history of Native Americans. For centuries it has been used for warmth, as a medium of exchange, for artistic expression and as an important element of ceremonies and recognition.
In 1909 Pendleton Woolen Mills began weaving what became known as Indian Trade Blankets on its new jacquard looms. Their brilliant colours and sharp details were in great demand. Pendleton weavers and designers worked with their Native American customers to develop colour and design preferences. Today, that tradition of complimentary creation lives on in Pendleton Indian Robes and Shawls, still woven from the finest fleece wool, meant to be used and cherished from generation to generation.
Pendleton Woollen Mills weave the symbols and stories of Native America into fabulous woollen masterpieces. These blankets, ‘robes’ and shawls have become traditional honouring gifts for Native Peoples. Rights of passage such as births, coming of age, graduation, marriage, major milestones and accomplishments are all marked with the giving of a blanket. Not only are ‘Pendletons’ used daily in the home but they are also worn for ceremonies, celebrations and feast days.