Since the early 1900s, Pendleton Woolen Mills has honored America’s National Parks with a collection of distinctive park blankets. Each blanket has a Pendleton label signifying its authenticity and a special woven label with the park name and image of an important natural feature. This Yellowstone National Park Blanket is Marigold with Red and Blue striping. The 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. Pendleton offers a total of seven National Park Blankets, ranging in price from $178 – $200.
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. All of the 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. The 100% pure virgin wool is as good as it gets, but make sure you dry clean only. And as always, made in the USA. Grab yours now for $178.00.
Note: Pendleton also offers monogramming, embroidery, and the option to add hanging tabs. The hanging tabs transform this comfy blanket into an awesome wall piece… either way this is a blanket that gets noticed – and the story behind Pendleton Woolen Mills is as cool as the blanket.