Adapted from the beautiful "Renewal" Wool Blanket design, these vibrant crew socks are the perfect way to rock bold Anishinaabe art on the go!
The "Renewal" design, which is characteristic of the woodlands floral tradition, tells the story of physical and spiritual renewal. It honors the land through representations of the wild plum flower, the water through our beloved wild rice, and healing through the dogwood flower, which is used to create traditional tobacco.
The scallop shapes on each end of the design – which are inspired by Sarah’s own hand-made regalia – symbolize the idea that humans are part of nature and that the renewal and revitalization of the land, water, sky and spirit require us to understand and practice our ancestral ways.
The Birch Bloom earrings pays homage to the beautiful tradition of birch bark etching. Characteristic of Howes' work, the Birch Bloom earrings carry forth the Ojibwe floral tradition of teaching about plants that care for the water, including wild taro, yellow flag and duckweed.
These beautiful earrings were developed during Sarah's recent visit to the Eighth Generation headquarters and are lovingly assembled by Eighth Generation staff in our Seattle studios. They are cut from real cedar wood and high resolution printed with multiple layers of protective coating.