The Pendleton Gather Blanket design, created by Diné artist Emma Robbins,
features symbols of endurance. Like the piñon tree, members of the Navajo Nation gather resources to survive an increasingly precarious water supply. The center motif
represents a young women's bracelet set with turquoise, a stone formed by rare rains flowing through layers of rock. Above and below is a sáanii (maternal grandmother)
scarf crossed by traditional sash belts used in ceremonies and childbirth.
A portion of this Pendleton Gather Blanket's sales will support DigDeep's Navajo Water Project, which brings clean running water to the homes of residents across the Navajo Nation.
About the Artist
Emma Robbins (Diné) is an artist, community organizer, and Executive Director of the Navajo Water Project, part of the human rights nonprofit, DigDeep Water. She completed
her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studied Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art History in Buenos Aires. Robbins strives to raise awareness of
Native issues through her artwork, incorporating found materials gathered on her trips across the United States and abroad.
- Size: 64" x 80"
- Napped; fabric is combed for a softer, thicker feel
- Felt binding
- 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton
- Fabric woven in our American mills
- Dry clean
- Made in USA