Woven Art & Beyond LLC
Joe Mandur, Jr.© "Wasgo" Woven Cotton Throw Blanket
Intricate and cultural Wasgo 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.
Wasgo Also known as the ‘Sea Bear’ or ‘Sea Wolf’, the Wasgo is based on the Tlingit-Haida myth of œGonakadet the Lazy Son-in-Law. This great mythological creature appears as a half killer whale and a half wolf, with two fins and a wolfs tail and represents the hard working son in law who, at the end of the story, becomes a hero.Size: 48" x 67".
Artist: Joe Mandur, Jr.
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.