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Our September(ish) giveaway will run until October 15, 2023.
Thanks again to our friends at Eighth Generation for their partnership! This giveaway you have a chance at 3 different blankets!
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- Ribbons Blanket
- New Day Blanket
- Elk Medicine Throw Blanket
About Eighth Generation
Eighth Generation is a Seattle-based art and lifestyle brand owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe. It was founded in 2008 when Louie Gong (Nooksack)—an artist, activist and educator widely known for merging traditional Coast Salish art with influences from his urban environment to make strong statements about identity—started customizing shoes in his living room. Now the first Native-owned company to ever produce wool blankets, Eighth Generation is a proud participant in the global economy.
Eighth Generation provides a strong, ethical alternative to “Native-inspired” art and products through its artist-centric approach and 100% Native designed products. Our Inspired Natives™ Project, anchored by the tagline “Inspired Natives™, not Native-inspired,” builds business capacity among cultural artists while addressing the economic impact of cultural appropriation.
The striking “old time colors” of this wool blanket – as award-winning artist and fashion designer Jamie Okuma (Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock) describes them – are some of Jamie’s favorite colors to bead with and use in ribbon work. In her work, Jamie likes to incorporate bold designs that instantly catch the eye. This design is representative of the geometric aesthetic of the Plateau/Great Basin/Plains region.
Elk Medicine Throw Blanket
The beautiful blanket by acclaimed Blackfeet ledger artist John Isaiah Pepion is a tribute to the Elk or (Ponoka), which is a great resource for numerous Plains Indian Nations. In addition to being an important food source, the elk is also a sacred animal that even has its own songs in ceremonies. The lifeline, or sacred breath of the elk, is represented here with an arrow.
New Day Blanket
Weaving is an important part of Ojibwe culture, with beautiful graphic designs showing up in fingerweaving, loom beadwork, and cedar mats. Artist Sarah Agaton Howes (Anishinaabe/Ojibwe) was inspired by the designs and colors of her people’s historic beadwork to create our New Day Wool Blanket.
In subtle blues and warm creams, Sarah has brought forward the Native practice of making the everyday beautiful in this wool blanket. “We have always loved to adorn our lives with the practical and beautiful,” shares Sarah. “This blanket elevates a practical item—a blanket—with an elegant design I hope shares beauty and warmth with Native and non-Native people alike.”
The idea of creating a modern design based on historic weaving techniques and patterns has special significance for Sarah. “As Native people, we weave together the traditional and the modern with our way of doing business, with our values, with our arts, and with our many different ways of life. This blanket proudly carries forward our weaving tradition in a modern way.”