This is a Pacific Northwest Coastal Art Style of the "The Wolf" Design. The Wolf is known as a great hunter and having a very loyal charactoristic.
Native American Reproduction
Designed and Handloomed by Sharon Nani ~ a Non Native and owner of The Knit Tree
Common features which are used in the "The Wolf" are the black formline which defines all the Wolf parts. Inner designs of the head use the U Shape for the Ears and Ovoid for the eye orbit. The body consists of 2 Ovoids with a center U shape The Front Body is accented with S shapes to represent the ribs . The Foot consists of Two s shaped claws. The Tail is a cresent shape with lines radiating from it to depict the 'furry Tail' The edges of the blanket are bordered by a Geometric Basketry Design inspired from a Thompson basket with "arrowheads, or sometimes called "deer fence with snares"
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.
- 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: Wolf
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
- Choose your two colors from the yarn chart, follow directions below for selecting colors. Then type your color choices in the text boxes below.
- Main Image on top is shown in Black and Camel
- Size: approximately 38" wide by 62" long
Sizing varies slightly dependent upon the fiber, color and motif combinations
COLOR OPTIONS FOR BLANKETS
You can only make 'color substitutes for the template as pictured". Use Color Names from our Yarn Color Chart. The colors are different dependent upon your yarn fiber choice.
Refer to the the Merino Wool chart if you choose a Merino Yarn under OPTIONS
Click Here is see a View of the available Merino Wool color choices in our yarn chart with the color names
Refer to the Acrylic Yarn Chart if you choose an Acrylic Yarn
Click Here is see a View of the available Acrylic color choices in our yarn chart with the color names
The Photo used for our example:
- Color 1 is the Main or background color: Black in our sample
- Color 2 is : Camel in our sample