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Debra Sparrow© "River Ripples" Woven Throw Blanket

$ 139.00

River Ripples Woven Cotton Throw Blanket featuring woven design by Debra and Robyn Sparrow. To the Musqueam, the “Keepers of the River,” the Fraser river was a highway. Long before the first ships appeared on the horizon, the Musqueam used their River as a means of transportation. They paddled their canoes from village to village and across the waters to Vancouver Island. As the canoes glided over the top of the River, their paddles dug deep, and as they lifted them out of the water, they left behind ripples that turned into waves. The women then wove the beautiful patterns created by these ripples in the water on the blankets that clothed them. The image of “River Ripples” recreates these designs, connecting once more to the waters that are so much a part of Musqueam heritage.

Fringed cotton throw in single layer tapestry design with a faux suede lasered patch that highlights this is a licensed design. All designs licensed through Debra Sparrow or the Museum of Anthropology and come with a hang tag about this artist.

  • Size:  48"x 67"
  • Artist: Debra and Robyn Sparrow and 
  • Content: 100% Cotton, Jacquard Woven
  • Care Instructions: Recommended dry cleaning but can be hand washed in cold, separately. Hang to dry. Do not bleach
  • Origin: USA Made

These woven designs integrate the rich history and culture of the Musqueam people.  An ideal way to celebrate any trip to the North West is with an item that is unique to this region and carries much significance in the native community.

About The Artist:
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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