“Hear Me My Chiefs” honoring Chief Joseph

Hear Me My Chiefs

From time to time, we offer custom blankets on our website that were woven by Pendleton, but designed and commissioned by organizations or private individuals. The Chihuly series blankets are an excellent example of this. “Hear Me My Chiefs” is another example; a moving blanket designed by one of our former sales representatives, Terry Ball. Terry is spending his retirement in the place he loves, Montana.

Pendleton’s Chief Joseph blanket is a time-honored design that pays tribute to the great leader, but Terry had long dreamt of creating a more pictorial blanket that respectfully honored the history of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce tribe. The result was “Hear Me My Chiefs.”

Hear Me My Chiefs blanket by Pendleton WOolen Mills

The Design

Terry worked with members of the Nez Perce tribe to include meaningful symbols in this evocative blanket, which was woven in the USA by Pendleton Woolen Mills. You can read more about the deeply considered design here:

“Hear Me, My Chiefs” – The Blaine County Journal News-Opinion

And here:

Pendleton blanket tells of Nez Perce flight through Montana (greatfallstribune.com)

A photo shows a large bronze sculpture of Chief Joseph with a rifle and blanket. Behind the sculpture is the Hear Me My Chiefs blanket, hung on the wall.

Above is a photo of the blanket on display with a bronze statue of Chief Joseph crafted by sculptor Doug Hyde (Nez Perce). You can read about this statue here:


Where to Find the Blanket

We carried this gorgeous blanket for a short time, but our stock sold through. We’ve been contacted by people who would love to have it. A limited quantity is still available through this website:

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