The Diamond Desert Blanket by Pendleton was inspired by a box of old photographs stored in the Pendleton mills in Oregon. Arrows, triangles and serrated diamonds are central to the Navajo traditional patterned blankets.
The Diamond Desert is a traditional Native American geometric weaving inspired its early 1900s blanket design. The Navajo word, hózhó embodies the quest for balence in life. The four strong stripes illustrate the balance and contrast between darkness and light. Diamonds represent the four sacred mountains that define the four directions and enclose the Navajo universe in the shape of a diamond. The Navijo sacred homeland includes the high desert area bordered by Blanca Peak in Colorado, Mount Taylor in New Mexico, the San Francisco Peaks in Arizona and Hesperus Peak in Colorado
Pendleton been a family-owned business for more than 140 years, weaving and creating all their products in Pendleton Oregon USA.
Unnapped, felt bound
64" x 80” (163cm x 203cm)
82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton
Made in the USA