Friday, August 7, 2009

The Pendleton

The figure in the center of the blanket is the warrior who is wearing a rayed headdress that symbolizes spiritual support for his quest. At the top and bottom of the blanket are the petroglyphs. Each petroglyph has its own identity and legend.

The colors are also representative. Rust is for the basalt cliffs of the Columbia River Gorge, Tan is the warm, sweet earth that reflect the landforms that guide the Great River. The shades of blue depict the waters of the Columbia River; dark blue = the deepest part, medium blue = swirling eddies, and pale blue = shallow water where the fish fan the gravel with their tails to lay their eggs. Yellow and Orange are the spiritual colors of the warriors quest.

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