Timeless geometric shapes give universal appeal to the nine-element design in this USA-made wool blanket. The stripes, crosses, triangles and diamond motifs in this pattern are interpretations of the symbols common in many early Navajo Chief blankets. Crosses represent completeness and the four directions: North, West, South and East. Arrows signify movement, power and life force. As in traditional Navajo designs, this pattern continues to the edges of the blanket in the belief that it prevents evil spirits from being trapped within.