Star Cotton Throw

$ 134.00

The woven designs of Debra and Robyn Sparrow integrate the rich history and culture of the Coast Salish peoples. The Morning (Mourning) Star Blanket is an interpretation of the celestial body Venus and its significance to the Salish people — a reminder of loved ones that have gone before them.

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Description

Kanata’s Artist Series endeavors to capture both the traditional and contemporary designs of our artists with licensing programs that give back to the artist, the organization and the community. An ideal way to celebrate any trip to the North West is with the Star Cotton Throw blanket, an item that is unique to this region and carries much significance in the Indigenous community.

The woven designs of Debra and Robyn Sparrow integrate the rich history and culture of the Coast Salish peoples. The Morning (Mourning) Star Blanket is an interpretation of the celestial body Venus and its significance to the Salish people — a reminder of loved ones that have gone before them.

“The Morning (Mourning) Star is brightest just before the day breaks and the night slips away. It is then we look up and are reminded of our loved ones who have gone before us. A peace comes over us and once again we are connected with our history. While some cultures believe in forgetting the past . . . as First Nations, we are taught . . . never to forget our past.”

Fringed cotton throw in single-layer tapestry design. 100% cotton. Faux suede lasered patch in tan that highlights this is a licensed design. Complemented with hang tag telling artists’ story and about the blanket.

About the Artists
The Sparrow Sisters have been continually inspired by their ancestors’ strength, creativity and intelligence. Debra and Robyn Sparrow have been creating Salish weavings for over 20 years. Debra is a self-taught Musqueam designer who was born and raised on the Musqueam Reserve. She integrates her peoples’ history into her art and design work. It is Debra’s hope to educate others about the beauty and integrity of her people’s history through her art.

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Les motifs tissés de Debra et Robyn Sparrow font ressortir la richesse de l’histoire et de la culture du peuple Salish du littoral. Leurs tapisseries traditionnelles font la fierté de l’aéroport de Vancouver et de nombreux musées partout au Canada.

La couverture Étoile du matin est une interprétation du corps céleste Vénus et de sa signification pour le peuple Salish.

« L’Étoile du matin brille de tout son éclat juste avant que la nuit fasse place au jour. C’est le moment où nous levons les yeux vers le ciel et où nous nous rappelons les êtres chers qui sont partis avant nous. Un sentiment de paix nous envahit et nous nous replongeons dans notre histoire. Certaines cultures pensent qu’il faut faire abstraction du passé. . . mais on nous enseigne, en tant que Premières Nations. . . à ne jamais oublier notre passé. »

A propos des artistes
Les sœurs Sparrow ont toujours été inspirées par la force, la créativité et l’intelligence de leurs ancêtres. Debra et Robyn Sparrow créent des tissages Salish depuis plus de 20 ans. Debra est une artiste Musqueam autodidacte. Elle est née et a grandi dans la réserve Musqueam. Elle intègre l’histoire de son peuple dans son art et ses créations. Debra entretient l’espoir de faire comprendre aux autres la beauté et l’intégrité de l’histoire de son peuple par l’intermédiaire de son art.

Additional information

Weight 2.75 lbs
Material

100% cotton

Size

Measures 48" x 67"

Care instructions

Recommended dry cleaning but can be hand washed in cold, separately. Hang to dry. Do not bleach.

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