Pendleton Robe Blanket - Gatekeeper
The Gatekeeper is an original Pendleton design from 1935. The blanket is a beautiful example of a Center Point pattern – one that contains a central design element that falls within a band through the center of the blanket. An eight-point star is the central figure. The star is a common design element among the Sioux (Lakota, Dakota and Nakoda) and often represents the morning star, signifying a new beginning with the break of dawn. The eight-point star, gatekeeper of the morning, shows the way to the light and knowledge of the day.