Licensed & Indigenous Artist Designs
Lovebirds Velura™ Throw
The Lovebirds Velura™ Throw features the brilliant and unique “Lovebirds” design by Israel Shotridge. The Lovebirds design represents a combination of the two main moieties among the Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast. The Eagle and the Raven, together as one, are Lovebirds.
Children of the Raven Velura™ Throw
One of Canada’s foremost artists, Bill Reid, designed the Children of the Raven Velura™ Throw blanket for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, now the Canadian Museum of History, in 1976. The image celebrates the creation of humankind by Raven.
Bill Helin Printed Velura™ Throw
Children of the Raven Cotton Throw
One of Canada’s foremost artists, Bill Reid, designed the image for the Children of the Raven Cotton Throw blanket for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, now the Canadian Museum of History, in 1976. The image celebrates the creation of humankind by Raven.
Returning of the Salmon Velura™ Throw
The Returning of the Salmon Velura™ Throw blanket features a print by acclaimed Musqueam Nation artist and weaver Debra Sparrow.
Haida Dreamtime Velura™ Throw
This wonderful Haida Dreamtime Velura™ Throw blanket by James Hart shows classic Haida images in bold red and black colors, which are traditional of this Indigenous art form.
Northern Images Velura™ Throw
The Northern Images Velura™ Throw blanket features the artwork of Dawn Oman. Printed with Oman’s strikingly vibrant “Northern Images,” this throw is the perfect way to add not just a splash but a bucket-load of color to your home.
The Chilkat Velura™ Throw
The wonderfully unique Chilkat Velura™ throw blanket is a reproduction of an original weaving in the Canadian Museum of History. Originally woven from mountain goat wool and cedar bark, these blankets were the specialty of the Tlingit.
Sleeping Car Wool Blanket
Kanata has been given the exclusive license to produce a series of Canadian Pacific throws, including the Sleeping Car Wool Blanket. This throw blanket is made with an Italian Jacquard wool that captures the richness of color and design of the original.
Shotridge Alpaca Home Throw
The Israel Shotridge Alpaca Home Throw blanket collection featuring unique and intricate designs by Shotridge embroidered onto Kanata’s ultimate plush throws.
Signature Series Plushera™ Throw
As part of our Licensed Artist Collection, this luxuriously soft throw comes embroidered with Signature Series designs by Graham Howard.
Joe Mandur JR Cotton Throw
The Joe Mandur JR Cotton Throw features the Indigenous artist’s intricate cultural designs. Each of these unique Native American animal designs has its own individual meaning.
Browse our Artist Series for North American Indigenous designs
Blankets have always been an integral part of Indigenous North American life and history, and to this day are still tied to Indigenous rituals, including celebrations of marriage, christenings and potlatches. In honor of these traditions, our Artist Series endeavors to capture both traditional and contemporary designs with licensing programs that give back to the artist, the organization and the community.
Kanata offers several blanket options with original designs from some of North America’s most celebrated Indigenous artists. Designs are either woven into our cotton tapestry blankets, or embroidered or printed onto our soft polyester and wool blankets. Featured artists come from some of the most artistically esteemed cultures, such as the Haida, including artists Bill Reid, Joe Mandur JR, James Hart, and brothers Jaalen and Gwaai Edenshaw.
Since 1993 we’ve been developing our product line, from our Licensed Artist Collection to our Home Collection, which offers home decor options to fit any space. Keep an eye out and check out our NEW product category, as it continues to be updated all the time.
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