Big Medicine Wool Vest by Pendleton - The seven bison on this blanket represent the seven directions: North, South, East, West, Above, Below and Within. Together they symbolize wholeness for mankind and the earth. Prayer pipes signify mankind's communication with the Creator. In the center of the blanket, within the circle of life, are four hands representing the diverse peoples of the world and a new beginning. Shades of brown and green reflect the natural beauty of Mother Earth.The rare white bison occurs only once in every 10 million births. In 1933, a white buffalo was born in the wild on Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation and was called “Big Medicine” to reflect his sacred power. Many Native American tribes consider the return of the White Buffalo the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy and the beginning of a new era for the peoples and Mother Earth. Tradition spoke of the coming of a herd of pure White Buffalo. All wool, made in the USA.
"An adventurous young man from Yorkshire, England, Thomas Kay, arrived in Oregon in 1863, bringing his exceptional fabric craftsmanship and emphasis for extraordinary quality," says Mort Bishop III, President, Pendleton Woolen Mills and great, great grandson of Thomas Kay. "After establishing a pioneer mill in Brownsville, he opened his namesake mill, the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, in Salem, Oregon, in 1889. His daughter, Fannie, married Salem clothier C.P. Bishop, which has led to six generations preserving the family legacy of weaving fabrics in Oregon." Setting the standard for classic American style, Pendleton is recognized worldwide as a symbol of American heritage, authenticity, and craftsmanship. Pendleton owns and operates two of America's remaining woolen mills, constantly updating them with state-of-the-art looms and eco-friendly technology. Inspired by its heritage, the company designs and produces apparel for men and women, blankets, home decor, and gifts.
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