This beautiful scarf features the signature ledger artwork of Blackfeet artist and Inspired Natives Project Collaborator John Isaiah Pepion.
The buffalo was the staff of life for most Plains Indian Nations. Today the buffalo is still a central part of life, from food to ceremony. John's buffalo design pays tribute to the power and sacrifice that the buffalo continues to give.
This 100% silk scarf was designed by Sarah Agaton Howes (Anishinaabe) in collaboration with Eighth Generation’s Inspired Natives Project.
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 the beloved wild rice, and healing through the dogwood flower, which is used to create traditional tobacco.
This scarf features repeating tonal images of the cedar bough, an important symbol of the natural environment in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The result, like our Salish Pattern, is a timeless design that will work with a broad range clothing and accessories.
Traditionally, the cedar tree was central to Native people because they relied on it for clothing, housing, transportation and artwork.