This Blanket is designed to honor the Owl of the Pacific Northwest Coast.
You can find more various symbolic meanings on the web site of the owl. In many tribes the owl has a sinister meaning. In the Northwest, it was said that the owl calls out the names of men and women who will die soon. Among the Sioux, Hin-Han the owl guards the entrance to the Milky Way over which the souls of the dead must pass to reach the spirit land. Those who fail the owl's inspection because they do not have the proper tattoo on their wrists or elsewhere are thrown into the bottomless abyss. Do your own search and find out more about the owl depicted on this special blanket.
Native American Reproduction
Designed and Handloomed by Sharon Nani ~ a Non Native and owner of The Knit Tree
The Pacific Northwest Coast Art is applical to many Indian Nations ranging from Alaska to Northern California. This would include: Tlingit, Tahltan, Kaigani Haida, Nisga's, Gitksan, Haida, Haisla, Coast Tsimshian, Nuxalk, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, Oweekeno, Nuu-chah-nulth, Makah, Coast Salish, Tolowa, Yurok, and Wiyot.
The Art of the Pacific Northwest Indian Nations is a unique art style all of its own. The different graphic shapes are used to interpret different body parts and characteristics for each animal drawing dependant upon the region. These are harder to depict in a knitwear design where the sutle curves and definite lines must fit in smaller spaces with rectangular shaped knit stitches.
Common features which are used in the "The Owl" are the black formline which defines all the parts. Inner designs of the head use the Ovoid for the eye orbit, cresents and trigons defining facial symbols. The Body is accented with S shapes to represent the ribs and black crescents to show feathers. The wings have split U, trigon, ovoid and cresents. The Tail Feathers also consists of split U, trigon, and crescents. The owl is encircled by 4 trigons with the inner curves forming on oval.
The edges of the blanket are bordered by a geometric basket design.
- Pacific Northwest Coastal Art Style
- Inspired from the art of the Pacific Northwest Coast
- Hand Loomed for Quality Workmanship and Personal Care
- Double Bed Jacquard Fabric
- Main Design: Motif: Owl
Select Yarn Fiber under Options below:
Acrylic Yarn or Merino Wool Yarn
- photo is shown in Merino yarn fiber
Acrylic: Machine Wash Cold Water and Machine Dry Knit Cycle
Merino Wool: Hand Wash Cold Water Lay Flat to Dry
- Colors: Black Red White Turquoise
- Size: approximately 37" wide by 72" long
Sizing varies slightly dependent upon the fiber, color and motif combinations