Whetung Ojibwa Centre
Pendleton Legendary Coffee Mug Designs!
Visually stunning and extremely practical XL mugs based upon popular traditional Pendleton Native Inspired Blankets.
15 Different images available. Full Moon Lodge, Shared Spirits, Buffalo Creation, Elders-Circle of Life, Eagle Gift, Turtle Creation, Celebrate the Horse, Lakota-Way of Life, American Treasures and In Their Element**
Brighten a counter or desk with the legendary motifs on our 18-oz. mugs. Perfect for office or den, they make distinctive corporate gifts.
Dishwasher safe and microwave safe **Sarena has used Elder's Circle of Life Mug for 10+ years, through the dishwasher countless times, still looks brand new**
New Design for 2019- Centre of Creation: Center of Creation pattern is based on a diptych fresco by Deborah Jojola. This design symbolizes how life grows from earth, rising through clouds. A central bloom releases seeds, which are scattered by wind. Arrows represent sovereignty, while curved elements show life as a continuing spiral. Part of our Legendary Collection, this design honors stories and symbols of Native American cultures.
New Design for 2019-Los Ojos: Spanish crosses, diamond-shaped "eyes" (ojos) and the symbols of the Navajo Four Mountains of Creation are dramatic in any setting.
New Design for 2019-Silver Bark: Inspired by a classic Pendleton design from the 1920s that was rediscovered in a private collection. This intricate pattern features stylized stars, diamonds, arrows and waterbug motifs in a palette that echoes the white and grey bark of Aspen trees against a blue sky.
New Design for 2019-Rodeo Sisters: Four women draped in blankets are silhouetted against a brilliant sunset, in a colorful design by late artist and activist Apolonia Susana Santos. Atop their heads are Western-style hats; on their feet they wear moccasins and tooled boots. This design honors stories and symbols of Native American cultures.
New Design for 2019-Canyonlands: Inspired by the breathtaking landscape of the southwest.
Turtle Creation Story: From 1991: The Turtle blanket is in recognition of the Iroquois Confederacy. Inspired by the Oneida, Seneca, Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga and Tuscoarora Nations, the Turtle design represents the Iroquois legend that the world was created on the shell of the Great Turtle. The Turtle was the only one with enough strength who could support the earth on its back, says the legend. And the earth grew larger until it became the whole world.
Shared Spirits: This brilliantly colored design incorporates imagery that is universal among the Native peoples. The sun, moon, stars and rain clouds represent an honored relationship with the spiritual world of the cosmos. Native American reverence for the natural world is represented by both flora – corn, squash, beans and tobacco – and fauna – buffalo, bear, elk and eagle. The dynamic central image is a sacred circle filled with a cross, a universal symbol of the origin of humankind and the four directions that guide us on our journey.
Buffalo Creation Story: Buffalos are not typically associated with Navajo culture. So when contemporary Navajo artist Andrew Hobson discovered a story of how the buffalo evolved in Navajo creation stories, he was fascinated. Hobson’s original painting of the Buffalo-Who-Never-Dies of the White Buffalo Tribe inspired this Pendleton blanket. In the tale, Buffalo became angry with Holy Man for having two buffalo women as his wives. Holy Man killed the angry buffalo with magic arrows and wands. But to his dismay, all the buffalos began to die. Then sad, Holy Man brought the buffalo back to life and showed him how to revive all the other buffalo. The central figure shows the angry buffalo fractured in pieces to symbolize his death and journey back to life. Four buffalo tribes are shown inside protective medicine hoops, and the four sacred mountain ranges of the Navajo surround the central buffalo. The artist frames the work in the abstract rainbow symbolizing his personal Yeii, or protective deity.
Elder’s, Circle of Life**: Designed in 1992, the Circle Of Life, or Elders blanket, is in honor of all tribal Elders, the Wisdom Keepers who hand down the teachings and spiritual direction to the children. This guidance gives the children a better understanding of their responsibility to the universe and The Creator, that all things are interrelated and an equal part of the whole. The design represents all colors of humankind, the color of Mother Earth, the sun and other circular celestial bodies and the four directions of life
Spirit of the Peoples 18 oz. coffee mug was designed to commemorate our 100 years of weaving America’s spirit in our Pendleton, Oregon, mill. It is a celebration of the family. Six stripes represent the five generations that have led the company and the next generation that will lead us on. Directional crosses symbolize the four directions, homes to the Native Americans who were our first customers, and to all those who have come since. Arrowheads denote the strength and good fortune that have blessed our journey thus far.