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Bill Helin© "The Raven" Velura Throw Blanket -Tsimshian
Bring warmth and culture into your home with this unique super soft Velura™ throw blanket, printed with licensed Bill Helin© life crest Raven design. PLEASE NOTE: This will be available again first week of October. Can be backordered.
Blankets have always been an integral part of North American life from their early use as clothing and shelter to their trading value as a form of barter exchange. In honor of these traditions, the Tsimshian Life crest designs by Bill Helin has been recreated on these ultra soft Velura™ throws.
In Tsimshian mythology, each symbol has powerful meaning. The Raven was the first symbol and crest of Northwest Coastal Indians. As the Creator’s assistant, he created all things that exist -with mysterious trickery. This mystical bird is a symbol of prestige – a cultural hero.
- Size: 50” x 60”
- Artist: Bill Helin
- Design: The Raven
- Material: 100% Polyester
- Care Instructions: Machine wash separately in cold water on gentle cycle. Tumble dry low heat.
- Packaged in vinyl zippered bag.
About the Artist:
Bill Helin ( WeLaaxum Yout ) was born in Prince Rupert, B.C. in 1960. His ancestry is Tsimshian Indian and Norwegian. Both Tsimshian Grandparents were Chiefs.
Bill’s many masterpieces are found in collections around the world and have even traveled in outer space. His creative inspirations are portrayed in many different mediums and his designing/artistic abilities have no boundaries.