Glacier National Park Wool Blanket by Pendleton

For over 100 yrs the US National park blankets from Pendleton have been an iconic part of outdoor life. The Glacier park National park blanket is one of my favorite patterns, not only because of its distinct eye-catching colors and style but because it’s one of the earliest designs dating all the way back to America’s frontier history.

They’re high in cost, but made from high-end wool and made right here in America. These classic wool blankets are made to last, vintage ones can regularly be found online or in vintage shops fetching a high price, a testament to how well they hold up and the demand for them. Monogramming, tabs and embroidery options are available. The blankets come in three sizes, twin, full and queen and other 22 other national parks such as Yellowstone and Badlands (another one of my favorite patterns) are also available. $199-269 FP

 

“Since the early 1900s, Pendleton Woolen Mills has honored America’s National
Parks with a collection of distinctive park blankets. Glacier Park National Park Blanket was one of the first. Its historic markings andcolors 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. 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. National Park Blankets are still woven right here in our Pacific Northwest mills, just as they were nearly 100 years ago.” – Pendleton

 

Author: JefPrice

Former this & that. Exploring & Photographing since I was 11. Founder of FieldPhotographer.org

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