In 1923 President Harding and his wife made a dedication of the Old Oregon Trail in Meacham, Oregon in Oregon's Blue Mountain country. The ceremony made Pendleton Woolen Mills' and Indian history. A shawl, modified after the Chief Joseph blanket by Pendleton, was presented as a gift to Mrs. Harding from the Indians. Modeled with a white background and softer colors, the Harding blanket was presented to Mrs. Harding by Chief Cap Sumkins of the Cayuse Tribe and Chief Poker Jim of the Umatilla Tribe. Named as the Harding Robe in 1926, the robe is still recognized as one of the leading Indian robes manufactured by Pendleton Woolen Mills today.
Traditionally used for dance and ceremony, 68" square shawl with hand-tied fringe makes a lovely accent for a table or sofa. 88% pure wool / 12% spun cotton warp. Dry clean only. Made in the USA.
Size: 68" x 68"