Five Generations in Pendleton blankets
Today’s post is brought to you in honor of Native American Heritage Month. We received these photos from Sharon, and the words you read below are hers. We are honored to be part of this family’s traditions for five generations.
“We are who we are because they were who they were”.
Since November is National American Indian Heritage Month, how fitting was it to take a picture of my daughter, Allie, in a beautiful Pendleton blanket. My parents have a picture of my Grandmother, Agnes, in a Pendleton blanket. I’ve always loved that picture and wanted to recreate it. Little did I know, my Mother, Christine, has a picture of her Grandmother, Ruth, in a Pendleton blanket. My mother and I decided to recreate the picture also.
As you can see, we have worn Pendleton for generations. We are from the Otoe-Missouria tribe. Thank you for such quality and beautiful products.
A forever customer,
Thank you so much for sharing, Sharon!
For those of you who are interested, Sharon and her daughter Allie are both wearing Chief Joseph robes. This is our most popular pattern year-to-year, and has been in the line for over a century. Sharon has chosen to wear hers reverse-side out, which shows more bands of color, one of the beauties of weaving on a jacquard loom.
Mother Christine, Grandmother Agnes and Great-Grandmother Ruth are all wearing serapes. Serapes are unnapped, which allows the colors to shine. We have mostly woven serapes in ombred stripes over the years, as worn in the two paintings. We are intrigued by the extra patterning in Christine’s blanket, and we would love to see that one laid flat!