Darlene Marshall owner of Native Design and Art

Darlene Marshall is a Native American of Hupa /Karuk /Yurok heritage. She is a Registered Member of the Hupa Tribe in Northern California

Darlene Marshall is a Native American of Hupa /Karuk /Yurok heritage. She Lives on the Hoopa Indian Reservation in Northern California. Darlene is known throughout the valley for her colorful knit caps. Many years ago, it was Darlene's dream to preserve the basketry motifs of her ancestors in these hand loomed caps, blankets, wall hangings, and specialty items. "When people think of Indians, they think of tipis and feather bonnets, and while that's Indian, it's Plains, it's not us. We are basketry, geometric patterns

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Darlene Marshall Preserves the Indian Basketry Designs in the Knit Products

Native Design and Art Handlooms their Indian Blankets on the Passap Knitting Machines

Darlene Marshall handlooms the Knit Friendship Blanket on the Passap E8000 knitting machine
Darlene Marshall handlooms the Knit Friendship Blanket on the Passap E8000 knitting machine
Knit Indian Blankets are offered in acrylic or merino yarn
Knit Indian Blankets are offered in acrylic or merino yarn.

Darlene has designed many knit products with the Native American Basketry motifs. Knit Caps and Knit Blankets are among her specialty items. These items are produced individually on hand knitting machines. Hand knitting machines or handlooms as they are sometimes called, allow for faster production, while still maintaining handcrafted qualities. It is important to Darlene that her designs are affordable to all people. Therefore, she offers them in Acrylic fibers as well as the finest Merino Wool. Some of her baby hats are knit with cotton. Her knowledge and pride in her heritage is shared with you as a recipient of one of these quality products.

With logging and fishing income in this region on the decline, jobs are hard to come by.  Darlene Marshall has a dream to expand this artistic endeavor to create income for several members of her family.  This dream is coming into a reality today with her cottage industry "Native Design & Art"

Go to The Knit Tree's Online Store, Native American Knits Category to purchase any of these fine hand crafted knit products

Darlene Marshall Preserves the Indian Basketry Designs in the Knit Products

Darlenes interpretation of some of the Native Basketry Motifs that she knits on the items she offeres for sale in The Knit Trees online store
Darlene's interpretation of some of the Native Basketry Motifs that she knits on the items she offers for sale in The Knit Trees online store
Photo of Darlenes granddaughters wearing the woven basketry hats and holding the knit cap and headband
Photo of Darlene's granddaughters wearing the woven basketry hats and holding the knit cap and headband.

Many of the Native American graphics seen in Darlene's products are interpreted differently among the different tribes throughout United States.  You may see several variations of the geometric motifs. We hope that you enjoy this sharing of the Native American Hupa/Yurok/Karuk Tribes' history and culture through Darlene Marshall's Designs.  And this in turn allows you to take part in "HER DREAM FOR HER NATIVE AMERICAN FAMILY

Many more Native American Basketry Designs of the tribes of Northern California can be found on the Knit Products on The Knit Tree's Online Store Catalog

Native Design and Art has shown their knit Indian Art at Native Gallery Shows

Darlene Marshall shows her knit Indian products at Western Pacifice Traders Gallery Show
Darlene Marshall shows her knit Indian products at Western Pacific Traders Gallery Show.
In 2013 Native Design and Art started Painting their Native Designs on Knits
In 2013 Native Design and Art started Painting their Native Designs on Knits

Darlene has shown her Native Art work on knits at different Indian Shows, Pow Wows and Indian Gallery Shows. With traveling away from the reservation becoming more difficult, Darlene sells her knitted products both retail and wholesale through The Knit Tree. Sharon Nani, owner of The Knit Tree, is an authorized representative of Native Design and Art's knitted products.

Native Design and Art enjoys painting on the natural fibers too. The cotton baby clothes with hand painted Indian designs are a special way to honor the little one wearing the knit baby cap and sweater. These are special order items. So items are available as they are painted.

Go to the Native Hand Painted Knits Category of The Knit Tree Store to See What is Available for Sale.

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