This blanket was made in partnership with the University of Idaho Sheep Center and the Apparel Textiles and Design major. The width of the stripes is inspired by the tempo of the U of I fight song.
• 100% Idaho Wool
• 58in. x 38in.
• Made in USA.
A collaboration between the University of Idaho Sheep Center and students in the U of I College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has resulted in a uniquely Idaho product.
The selected design is a gold, gray, black and natural undyed-wool striped pattern that represents the chorus of the Vandal fight song, a tribute to the old wooden panels of the Kibbie Dome that featured a computer-generated version of the tune. The design was created by U of I students Nick Strader, Margaret Zee, Madison Machen, Adrianna Kauffman and Debra Siemens in fall 2020.
Making the blanket even more Idaho-centric is the breed of sheep used. The wool came from Polypay/Targhee crosses — two breeds developed at the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois and raised by Dave Casebolt at U of I.
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