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Israel Shotridge© "Frog" Trail Wool Blanket|NW Tribal Coast Designs
New Israel Shotridge© Collection. Featuring unique and intricate Frog design by Northwest Tinglet artist Israel Shotridge, embroidered onto a premium-quality Italian wool throw blanket. This luxuriously soft Trail Wool Blanket has two-sided brushing to add extra softness and comfort in your home. Bordered with double-stitched, hand-sewn, complementary felt edging and then hand trimmed for the ultimate finished look. Please Note: Designs can be embroidered onto any color blanket available.
This stylish, cozy blanket is perfect for bringing a touch of Native culture into your home. A Heritage patch denotes its authenticity and high perceived value. This blanket will last for many years to come.
The Frog is a mystical and healing figure among the Native peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Often in stories of the Tlingit, the frog has been noted to guide other figures, such as the Raven, on their journey.
About the Artist:
Israel Shotridge is one of Alaska’s finest Tlingit carvers. He is from Ketchikan, Alaska, in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, which was named after his tribal ancestors, the Tongass Tribe (Taantakwaan), the Sea Lion people. Israel is a member of the Bear Clan, the “Teikweidee.” Israel’s Tlingit name, Kinstaadaal, means “The Bear That’s Standing Up.”
Israel has accomplished many significant works of art. Most noted are the many replicated monumental tribal totem poles located throughout Southeast Alaska.
As an Alaskan Native artist, Israel brings to his work the pride and sensitivity of his Indigenous heritage. Preserving the art of traditional Tlingit carving has been a natural for Israel. The sophisticated beauty of the Tlingit designs are highly regarded in the art world, and his fine work is faithful to those traditional natural images.