February 20th, 2019 Last Updated on: January 19th, 2022
Have you ever seen the Eight Generation blankets?
Now is YOUR chance to become one of those esteemed blanket artists. Eight Generation released the following information regarding their upcoming Blanket Design Contest.
Eighth Generation – the first Native owned company to offer wool blankets – is looking for the next indigenous artist to design a wool blanket!
Every week, we receive emails from highly skilled indigenous artists interested in collaborating with us on a wool blanket. As much as we are honored by this interest, we just aren't able to say yes as much as we'd like to, so in 2017, we launched our first ever wool blanket design contest.
This contest both symbolizes our respect for these artists and ensures that we will help one new aspiring artist become an Eighth Generation blanket designer. This designer will add their work to a growing collection of over fifty blankets, each designed by a Native artist and symbolizing how support for Native-owned companies leads to opportunity for Native people.
Eighth Generation's first wool blanket design contest produced two highly anticipated collaborations – the “Tribute” Wool Blanket by Jared Yazzie (Diné) of OXDX and the “Confluence” Wool Blanket by David Robert Boxley (Tsimshian). Photos included below.
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