Woven Art & Beyond LLC
Joe Mandur, Jr.© "Spirit Bear" Woven Cotton Throw Blanket
Intricate and cultural Spirit Bear design of Native Northwest Haida Artist Joe Mandur, Jr. In Native American tradition, each animal holds a different meaning, allowing you to truly offer a loved one a personal gift by finding the meaning that most represents them.
Recreated in a three layer Jacquard woven throw blanket. The throw is fringed and has the thickness of 3 layers providing weight, warmth and comfort…the perfect addition to any home.
Spirit Bear - The Tsimshian people, who have lived with these bears for thousands of years, have a myth about the white bears that says œRaven made one in every ten black bears white to remind the people of a time when glaciers covered this land and how the people should be thankful for the lush and bountiful land of today.
Many believe the Spirit Bears hold super-natural powers, hence the name Spirit Bear “ a name that suits its mythical like presence.
Artist: Joe Mandur, Jr.
Design: Spirit Bear
Content: 100% Cotton, Jacquard Woven
Care Instructions: Machine wash separately in cold water on gentle cycle. Tumble dry low heat.
Joe Mandur’s talents blossomed after the rebirth of the North Coast Native art. His Haida name is 7iidgyaa Kauyss which means ˜Our Precious One’. Experienced with the mediums of stone, wood, metal and paper, Joe was surrounded by fine native carving at an early age. He continues to explore the carved form in both traditional and non-traditional media, always showing a deep respect for traditional elements of Haida design. Art gives voice to the conformist and non-conformist in his personality; his intelligence and wit shine through in his pieces.