Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pendleton National Park Blankets

Although summer is quickly coming to an end, you can still squeeze in one quick road trip via Pendleton and their National Park Blanket series. Made in the U.S. with 100% Pure Virgin Wool.

Since the early 1900s, Pendleton Woolen Mills has honored America’s National Parks with a collection of distinctive park blankets. Glacier Park National Park blanket was one of the first. Its historic markings and colors date back to the frontier trading posts.  Traders would indicate the weight of the blanket offered in exchange for furs by holding up one finger for each pound. The original blankets incorporated three, four or five black stripes in the design, which indicated the value of the blanket. Colors and variations of the original striped theme have been adapted to reflect distinguishing characteristics of each park and blanket in the collection. National Park Blankets are still woven at the original Pendleton Woolen Mill in the foothills of Oregon’s Blue Mountains, just as they were more than 100 years ago.


  1. Those are just gorgeous Skip, Pendleton continues to make top-notch things.

    Smiles at you,

  2. I dig, and collect vintage Pendleton, and Hudson bays. Beautiful!

  3. Love these! PS- I re-blogged my Dressing Avery post :)

  4. Looks like I have half my Christmas shopping finished now. Thanks Pendleton and Skip.