Desert Night Cotton Blend Blanket (Throw Size)

By 8th Generation

$ 49.00

This cotton/acrylic blend blanket is completely machine washable!

The burnt orange of sun-warmed sandstone fades into dark gray as night rises in the desert. The deep hues of the plant life at night appear black in the moonlight, and the white stripe of the Milky Way shines overhead. “I see the desert at night in this palate,” says Acoma Pueblo artist Michelle Lowden of the specific colors used in her gorgeous Desert Night Cotton Blend Blanket. “There’s no electricity on the mesa, which means the night sky is full of stars. You see the desert colors washed by moon- and starlight.” 

In this modern iteration of millennia-old designs, Michelle pays homage to the Pueblo pottery of her ancestors in the geometric patterns on our Native-designed blanket. “Many of the patterns here are from our pottery,” shares Michelle. “The three curved feathers are a classic eagle feather design; my maternal grandfather is Eagle Clan. The small triangles are deer tracks, while the bands show the mountains of New Mexico.” 

“The triangular spiral is a really important design,” says Michelle. “It’s called the ‘Chacoan spike,’ and is found on a lot of pottery from the Chaco Canyon region. It represents the migratory pattern of how my people migrated from Chaco to Acoma.”

Our hope is that you feel as warm as desert sandstone wrapped in our Desert Night Cotton Blend Blanket. Made of a cotton and acrylic blend, our cotton-blend blankets are machine-washable, making them perfect for families with kids and pets, or for anyone who wants the warmth and coziness of a plush blanket without wool. The convenient throw blanket size is perfect for cuddling on the couch, taking to the stadium, or using as an outdoor blanket. 

  • 2-sided design
  • "Throw" size: 50 in x 60 in
  • Colors include black, gray, muted teal, burnt orange, white, 
  • Cotton/acrylic blend
  • Machine washable and dryable; clean liquid stains immediately with warm water and mild detergent; never use harsh chemicals or scrub
  • Store blanket away from direct sunlight
  • 400 GSM
  • Imported

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5% of all blanket sales support the Inspired Natives® Award for emerging arts entrepreneurs.

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