The Hopi have a sacred relationship with the ancient caretaker of the earth, Masaw, and respect every gift given to them.

 The clay they and their ancestors have sourced from the land for centuries is treated with the utmost regard. Because of this, the Hopi people maintain a beautiful and unique pottery tradition on the mesas in Arizona.

Craftsmanship and creativity drawn from generations of knowledge flow through the potters today as they work. The Gift of the Earth Blanket draws on the design elements from these brilliant pieces as a testament to learning from the past while moving into the future.

The Pendleton Gift of the Earth Blanket is robe size, the size preferred by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes and wrapping about oneself as a robe. They are impressive as wall hangings and practical when folded on a sofa or at the foot of a bed.

‘Gift of the Earth’ blanket honors Hopi, will benefit American Indian College Fund

Gift of the Earth joins the Pendleton American Indian College Fund collection, a series of ten blankets, many of which are designs created by some of the finest Native American artists.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of College Fund blankets provides scholarships for Native students to attend tribal colleges.

American Indian College Fund President and CEO Cheryl Crazy Bull (Sicangu Lakota) said, “The College Fund appreciates our long-term partnership with Pendleton Woolen Mills which has resulted in scholarships that support Native student higher education success. Students face many barriers and having financial support means they can not only pay for tuition and books but they can pay for food and shelter. Our students know that people cared when they receive a scholarship through this partnership.”


Responses to "Pendleton Introduces exclusive blanket for 2017 called "Gift of the Earth""

  1. Anonymous says:

    Where can we find these? There are too many fakes out there and i would prefer to get one that benefits the college fund.

  2. Trevortni says:

    Yes, please tell. Where cat these be purchased?

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  4. Unknown says:

    I to am interested in having an authentic hopi indian blanket. one like this and others but how do you know that what your getting is authentic

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