The sleek and powerful Orca is a symbol of protection, believed to watch over sea travelers and lead the way home at journey's end. Orcas also represent family, as they mate for life, carefully tend their young and hunt in packs. Some First Nations people believe their strongest chiefs are reincarnated as powerful Orcas. They revere and protect these fearless hunters of the deep, also known as Sea Wolves, Killer Whales and Blackfish.
This woven-in-USA blanket is robe size, the size preferred by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes and wrapping about oneself as a robe. Impressive as a wall hanging or practical when folded on a sofa or at the foot of a bed. As an added element, this blanket gives you a dramatically different look when reversed.
Measures 64 inches wide x 80 inches high.
This blanket fits a twin-sized bed.
Napped, felt bound.
These blankets are all available in robe size, the size preferred by Native Americans for gifting and ceremonial purposes. A robe-sized blanket fits a twin or full-size bed, and works well as a wall hanging.
The Pendleton Woolen Mills has been producing First Nations designed blankets since 1912.
Dry clean. Made in the USA. Dry Clean only. 82% pure virgin wool and 18% cotton.
Basic Wool Care - Proper care will ensure years of wear for your Pendleton blankets and clothes. But because wool is naturally stain, odor and wrinkle-resistant it's low maintenance. Minor wrinkles disappear when a garment is hung, and 24 hours usually restores a smooth appearance. And there's no need to clean a garment every time you wear it. Just brush with a lint brush and air out between wearings.
Wool Blanket Care - Dry cleaning is the best way to maintain your blanket. Even with the mildest washing methods blankets will lose 3"-6" in length. And shrinkage could increase with successive launderings. Also, blankets may become stiff and dense, permanently changing the soft hand and smooth appearance. So unless a blanket specifically states "washable" please dry clean only.
Preventing Moth Damage - Moth damage typically occurs during storage or when wool garments aren’t worn regularly. Clothes moths, which are small and buff-colored, choose dark, quiet places to lay eggs and their larvae feed on wool.
Here are several easy ways to help prevent that damage:
1. Brush your blankets or the wool clothes in your active wardrobe regularly with a lint or nylon-bristled clothes brush.
2. Clean wool articles before storing. Soiled wools (even those with invisible body oils) are more likely to attract moths.
3. After cleaning, store wools in an airtight bag or container.
4. Mothballs and crystals are very effective. However, cedar and herbal products have limited effectiveness.