Pendleton Elders Circle of Life Blanket design
Designed in 1992, the Circle Of Life or Elders blanket is in honor of all tribal Elders, the Wisdomkeepers whose guidance gives 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 four sacred colors--yellow, red, black and white--represent the four directions and humankind, and when mixed together create brown, the color of Mother Earth.