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Debra Sparrow© Returning of the Salmon Velura™ Throw Blanket
This Velura™ throw blanket features a print by acclaimed Musqueam Nation artist & weaver, Debra Sparrow ... the Returning of the Salmon. In beautiful, vibrant color this wonderfully unique throw will add a splash of color and culture to any room.
All designs licensed through Debra Sparrow or the Museum of Anthropology and come with a hang tag about this artist. NOW, also in a Voile Scarf (see our Accessories Textile Art category).
Size: 50" x 60"
Pattern: Return of the Salmon
Artist: Debra Sparrow
Material: Velura/100% poly (soft, plush Velura™)
Care Instructions: Machine wash separately in cold water on gentle cycle. Tumble dry low heat.
The woven designs of Debra and Robyn Sparrow integrate the rich history and culture of the Coast Salish people. An ideal way to celebrate any trip to the Northwest 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.