One of the questions we hear often at the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store is about the labels on the blankets. What's the difference between a Heritage blanket and a Legendary blanket? What does Beaver State mean?
Pendleton Heritage blankets are reproductions of blanket designs from the Pendleton archive. So if you have a favorite design from days gone by, it may someday make a reappearance as a Heritage blanket!
Pendleton Legendary blankets honor Native American symbols, traditions, and beliefs. Each blanket comes with a special label telling the story behind the design.
The Beaver State label refers to the long relationship between Native Americans and Pendleton Woolen Mills. Tribes living near the mill in Pendleton, Oregon purchased robes and shawls... a relationship that has lasted for over 100 years. This label is reserved for Pendleton's Native-inspired robes, shawls, and saddle blankets.