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The original blanket was discovered in a 19th-century European mill and included the designer's notes and calculations, handwritten neatly along the sides. Pendleton viewed this historic work of art with reverence and used it as inspiration for the Journey West jacquard design. The pattern underlines the universal appeal of geometric shapes and lines, images not unlike those seen in Native American art and often used in early Pendleton Trade Blankets. The hooked images seen inside the large diamonds are common symbols of luck and prosperity. This 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 and practical when folded on a sofa or at the foot of a bed.