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Debra Sparrow© "River Ripples" Throw Blanket

Woven Art & Beyond LLC

Debra Sparrow© "River Ripples" Throw Blanket

$ 139.00

River Ripples Woven Cotton Throw Blanket featuring the woven designs by Debra Sparrow, a Northwest Native Coastal Tribe Artist. It 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.

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 Sparrow
  • 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

The woven designs of Debra and Robyn Sparrow integrate the rich history and culture of the Musqueam people. The River Ripples cotton tapestry connects them once more to the waters of the Fraser River, which are so much a part of Musqueam heritage. 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:
"Everything I do is a reflection of my people. The ancestors speak to me through this creative gift. I, in turn, share it with you and others who take the time to stop and ask the questions - Reflections, traditional designs, contemporary colors... ." Debra Sparrow

Debra is a self-taught Musqueam designer who was born and raised on the Musqueam Indian Reserve. She integrates her peoples' history into her art and design work which can be seen in various museums and institutions. It is Debra's hope to educate others about the beauty and integrity of her people's history through her art.

Debra is an acclaimed weaver who has been weaving for twenty years and is deeply involved with the revival of Musqueam weaving. Debra and her sister, known as the Sparrow Sisters, felt a need to find their roots; they wanted to know what their place was in the world.

They decided that their path to this knowledge was through traditional crafts. Debra chose to pursue jewelry making, but later found herself involved more and more with weaving. Debra and her sister organized a local group of Musqueam weavers who wove traditional blankets. They were inspired by an old blanket passed down in their family. Now Debra is involved with the commercial production of blanket designs in clothing as well as blankets.

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