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Thanks everyone for your support of our custom knits. The big change you will see is that the Native American blankets, dance shawls and the Winona Camo catagories are smaller. As part of my retirement process, I sold my two Passap E8000's that were used to knit these products.  I still have Winona camo fabric which I will use to make some hats and put up as they are sewn.  Also my plans are to knit the Winona camo fabric on my smaller E6000 knitting machines and after getting approval for the fabric from Bob Fratzke and his son, will do some custom orders.  I will also redesign the Native American blankets for the smaller machine. Thanks for your patience.

Have a Great Day, Sharon

Hupa Yurok Karuk Tribes of N CaliforniaBasketry Designs Are Preserved In These Keep Sake Blankets from Northern California. Darlene Marshall is the artisan for the Hupa, Yurok Karuk Blankets. Darlene is a registered member of the Hupa Tribe.

These basketry marks are geometric designs. Many Tribes use Geometric Designs in their Basketry and Bead work along with Florals. So the same design may be recognized by a different name dependent upon the area. Some of the Indian Nations that use Geometric Designs within their art are: Apache, Aztec, Blackfoot, Cherokee, Choctaw, Chippewa, Comanche, Chumash, Coast Salish, Fox, Hupa, Haida, ÜInca, Karuk, Klamath, Kwakiutl,ÜLakota, Maidu, Mayan, MeWuk, Miwok, Modoc, Navajo, Nez Perce, Nootka, Ojibwa, Paiute, Pit River, Pomo, Seminole, Shoshone, Sioux, Tlingit, Umatilla, Ute, Wailaki, Washo, Wintu, Yakama, Yokut, Yurok. The book "Language of the Robe" by Robert W. Kapoun with Charles J. Lohrmann shows in many ways the importance of the Native American Blanket and the honor in receiving such a gift.

Native American Blankets are all Custom Knit so you can select your own colors and each design is offered in acrylic (Note: we had to remove the option of Merino Wool, the distributor has eliminated a lot of the colors). Some of the designs are offered in a lap size.

If you would like a design in a lap size in a motif that you do not see offered, contact customer service to see if it can be knit. .

***Each Design is shown once in the page below: Click on the image or its name to go to the product description to see variations and options for each Basketry Design***