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Native Designed Blankets

 

These are wool blankets that have been designed by first nation artists. Each artist receives royalties from the sale of these blankets.

 

Robert Davidson

Haida Beaver Design

This design represents the Haida Beaver. It is believed in Haida mythology that the Beaver could transform into human form. This is depicted in the design by humans hands and beaver like paws on the feet.

This blanket is accompanied by a mythology card to explain the design.

 

50"x60"

$130.00

Haida Eagle Design

The eagle is a symbol of power and spirituality in the Haida culture.This design embroidered in gold thread depicts the eagle with wings spread out.

50"x60"

$130.00

 

 

Haida Moon Design

The Moon controls the tides and illuminates the dark night. The moon is also associated with transformation and is widely regarded as an important protector and guardian spirit. Because of the powers of Moon, it is sometimes called upon as a spirit guide. In Alaska, Moon man is a master of animals.

50"x60"

$130.00

 

The Chilkat Blanket

At the mouth of Alaskas Chilkat River , Tilingit weavers created blankets of great beauty from soft mountain goat wool and cedar bark. This exceptional Chilkat blanket, which was initially developed by the Tsimshian people of the same area, bears the weavers interpretation of the "Diving Whale" pattern of one of the most importat Chilkat Blankets which resides in the museum of Cilivlization.

48x 67"

$150.00

 

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Aaron Rosenberg lives in Hollywood, California and is Tlingit,
Eagle/Killerwhale. His family is a direct descendant of the Ice Man
mummy ("Kwaday") discovered near his grandmother's indian village of
Kluckwan, Alaska. Aaron writes:

"Gunal cheesh ("thank you") for my beautiful Chilkat blanket. I
received it so fast and you were such a pleasure to deal with." --
Eech ya ("Face of the Coral Reef").


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Israel Shotridge

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Bill Reid

Children of the Raven Cotton Throw

This design is from a very famous limited edition print recreated with permission from the artist.This design tells of a famous Haida legend of how the Haida believed that the first humans were created. It believed that the raven opened a huge clam shell that appeared after a storm.

Recreated in three layer throw. Throw has fringes and the thickness of three layers provides weight. Made in the USA

100% cotton.

48x67"

$150.00

Children of the Raven Velura Throw

This design is from a very famous limited edition print recreated with permission from the artist.This design tells of a famous Haida legend of how the Haida believed that the first humans were created. It believed that the raven opened a huge clam shell that appeared after a storm.

Printed on super soft and lightwieght Velura throw.

100% polyester.

50x60"

$ 50.00

Blankets by the Sparrow Sisters

Debra and Robin Sparrow have been creating coast sailsh weavings for over 20 years. For inspiration and guidance , these women refer to the blanket once made by their ancestors.

TEN

20078

In the Salish language means MOTHER The different range of geometrics symbolize the many life events and the accomplishments of the designers.

Fringed cotton throw in a single layer tapestry design with a faux suede laserd patch that highlights this is a licensed design.

100% cotton.

52x68"

$150.00

 

River Ripples

20096

The Musqeum people have lived in their present location for thousands of years and they have a deep connection to the Fraser River ans its surrounding waters. Their women wove beautiful patterns created by the paddles of canoes onto their blankets. "River Ripples" re-creates these designs, connecting once more to the waters that are so important to the Musqeum heritage.

Fringed cotton throw in a single layer tapestry design with a faux suede laserd patch that highlights this is a licensed design.

100% cotton.

52x68"

$150.00

 

Star (Kwasean)

20091

The Morning (Mourning) Star Blanket is and interpretation of the celestial body, Venus, and its significance to the Salish people - a reminder of loved ones that have gone before them.

Fringed cotton throw in a three layer tapestry design with a faux suede laserd patch that highlights this is a licensed design.

100% cotton.

48x67"

$150.00

Velura Throw with Thunderbird Design

Plush Velura throw, embroided with Debra Sparrow's simple yet powerful Thuderbird design. The Thunderbird is a Native American symbol of creation marking the seperation between the heavens and the earth. As the Creator, Destroyer, and Controller of Nature, the Thunderbird must be honored and appeased at all cost.

The Thunderbird is a supreme Nature Spirit. Its eyes were made from the sun and, upon waking in the morning, the Thunderbird issued the dawning day. When retiring at night, its sleepily closing eyes marked the onset of dusk. Red and Black available.

100% polyester.

50x60"

$ 50.00

Eco Fleece with Salmon Design

An ECO friendly, surable fleece blanket made of a blend of recylced polyester produced from Repreve yarn and virgin polyester.

This fleece id warm, thick and durable. Brushed on 2 sides for softness, 2 sides non-pill sheared finish for longevity and optimum appearance. It is hypo allergenic and self hemmed, available in vibrant spurit red. The Salmon design, embroidered onto Kanata.s ECO Fleece represents an extremely important animal to both the lifestyle and the spirituality of many Native American cultures. By willingly giving themselves up as food for humans, these fish hold a special position of honor and respect.

70% virgin polyester/ 30% Repreve recycled polyester.

50x60"

$50.00

The Spindle Whorl

The spindle whorl is from the Coast Salish Culture particularly to southern Vancouver Island.The spindle whorl itself was a carved disk that acted as a top for the large rods that held spun sheeps wool. It was used to prevent the wool from falling off the rod as it was being spun. This unique design is comprised of two culturally important figures: the thunderbird hunting a salmon in traditional coast salish design.

The Country Lambswool Throw featuring the Spindle Whorl design is available in chocolate.

100% polyester.

50x60"

$60.00

Dawn Oman

Northern Images Velura Throw

A super soft microfiber, Velura throw blanket featuring the art work of Dawn Oman. Her signature style of brilliant swirling colours enveloping Northern Images and the Aurora Borealis will certianly bring life and colour into any room.

100% polyester.

50x60"

$50.00

James Hart

Haida Dreamtime Wool Blanket

This wonderful creation entitiled "Dreamtime" by James Hart shows classic Haida images in bold red and black colours, which are tradtitonal of this native art form.

An Italian Jacquard weave, this wool blanket offers richness of colour and design. Each blanket is bordered with a double stitched, hand sewn complementary felt edging and the n hand trimmed for the ultimate finished look.

Made in Canada from Italian wool blended with acrylic and polyester to add softness and richness in colour.

45% acrylic, 25% wool, 25% polyester

Small: 40x60"$ 165.00
Large: 60x80"
295.00

Dreamtime Velura Throw

Beautiful, bold red and black Haida images on a super soft, plush Velura throw.

100% polyester

50x60"

$50.00

Randy Wisla

Country Lambswool Throw Embroidered with Randy Wisla's Hummingbird

Hummingbird design from Randy embroidered on a super soft Country Lambswool Throw in chocolate. Reversible self hemmed throw. Micro fur reversed faux Lambswool.

100% polyester

50X60

$85.00

April 10,2013

Hi Winona,

I just wanted to thank you for your service and let you know the rug arrived safe and sound.I also recieved the invoice and gift.,thank you. I love the rug and Hope my mother does too. I think I will save up to get one too, so until then,....best wishes, Warm regards

- Vanessa Queensland 4301 Australia