|The Geronimo Blanket by Pendleton|
For the design, we chose a pattern that dates back to the early 1900s: Geronimo. The original blanket in this pattern was owned by Geronimo -- he was once photographed wearing a blanket in this design.
The giant Geronimo blanket was exhibited in different parts of Oregon throughout 2010; it was even part of the Centennial Circle Dance at the 2010 Round-Up!
The World's Largest and Longest Seamless Blanket had some pretty impressive stats:
- It tipped the scales at 380 lbs and had to be transported by forklift!
- It measured 432 feet in length -- that's around 1.5 football fields!
- It measured 2303 square feet in area -- that's larger than the average house in Portland, OR!
- It used the fleece from more than 50 sheep!
- It took nearly 13 hours to weave at the Pendleton Woolen Mill in Pendleton, OR!
You can now own a piece of Pendleton history -- commemorative throws made from the World's Largest and Longest Seamless Blanket are available in limited quantities. The throws have a special leather patch describing the world record set in 2010, and are individually numbered. Only 160 are available!