The Hopi people of northern Arizona are famous for their beautiful, refined pottery and a tradition of making handcrafted clay tiles prized by collectors. Bird and feather symbols are seen in Hopi ceramics and in the prehistoric pottery of the ancestral Pueblo people who lived in the Tusayan area centuries ago. The Tusayan Ruins is a site built by ancestral Puebloans about AD 1185 and located within what is now Grand Canyon National Park. Abstract feather shapes, stylized birds and kiva steps interpreted on this design were common decorative elements in ancient Tusayan pottery. In 1540 Spanish explorer Coronado's men were searching for the seven cities of a province called Tusayan when they first encountered the Hopi. Some say the exact meaning of the word Tusayan is lost. Others believe the word Tusayan is derived from a Hopi term meaning "country of isolated buttes." This blanket is woven in our American mills. It 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. 64" x 80"
Napped and felt bound
82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton
Made in the USA
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