"Thunderbird Arrives" Wool Blanket

  • The "Thunderbird Arrives" blanket is available at the Eighth Generation's Pike Place Market store.

    The "Thunderbird Arrives" blanket was created to commemorate the Evergreen Longhouse's 20th Anniversary. The design was developed collaboratively by Louie Gong (Nooksack) and a team of staff and artists representing the Longhouse. It features a bold Thunderbird, bordered by patterns representing the Salish and Maori communities with whom the Longhouse maintains close ties. It is the first wool blanket ever created by a Native-owned company.

    • 2-sided design
    • Covers a Queen Size bed (200 cm x 150 cm)
    • Whip Stitch Edge Band
    • 100% New Zealand Wool
    • Designed by Designed by Louie Gong (Nooksack)
    • Imported
    • Dry Clean

    5% of all blanket sales support the Inspired Natives Grant for emerging arts entrepreneurs.

  • Louie Gong (Nooksack), founder of Eighth Generation, is a self-taught artist who was raised by his grandparents in the Nooksack tribal community in northwest Washington. He got his start by painting cultural art on shoes, but realized that creating one-of-a-kind pieces did not provide a sustainable pathway to success, and began applying his artwork to accessibly-priced products. Louie’s unique style merges traditional Coast Salish art with influences from his mixed heritage and urban environment to create work that resonates widely across communities and cultures.
    • Recommended care is Dry Clean Only. However, you can rinse your blanket on a gentle, cold setting. Hang dry away from direct sunlight.
    • Clean liquid stains immediately with warm water and mild detergent.
    • Never use harsh chemicals or scrub wool.
    • Store blanket away from direct sunlight.

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