Pendleton Silver Bark Blanket (Robe Size)
The original dates from the 1920s and was recently rediscovered in a private collection.
As with most Native American inspired designs, it pays tribute to the beauty of nature. The design brings the sky and earth together in a classic Pendleton design. It features stylized arrow, star, diamond and waterbug motifs in colors inspired by the white and grey bark of Aspen trees against a blue sky. Cherished for the subtle colors that give it the much-loved look of an older blanket, it's a stunning example of an overall pattern.
This blanket, woven in Pendleton's American mills, is robe size, the size preferred by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes and wrapping about oneself as a robe. Impressive as a wall hanging and practical when folded on a sofa or at the foot of a bed.