Eight Generation announces 2019 Blanket Design Contest!

Eight Generation announces 2019 Blanket Design Contest!

Posted By Corinne Oestreich February 20th, 2019 Blog

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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About Corinne Oestreich

Corinne Oestreich (Mohawk/Lakota) has been a writer with powwows.com since 2014. She lives in the state of CA, and enjoys attending and photographing many of the Northern CA powwows and events. She owns her own photography business and is also a Fellow with Changemaker Initiative in partnership with Ashoka.

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3 thoughts on “Eight Generation announces 2019 Blanket Design Contest!

  1. Running Doe says:

    Such beauty in this blanket alot of caring and thoughtful stitches went into making this blanket

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