Emergence Beach Towel

  • This vibrant cotton beach towel was designed by Inspired Natives Project collaborator, John Isaiah Pepion (Blackfeet Nation).

    Originally drawn on the ledger paper used throughout much of John's work, this design shows one magpie spreading its wings to soar above the rest, who huddle in a crowd below. The design reminds us to strive to be the one who emerges with wings spread wide, instead of looking on and talking about it from the sidelines.

    • "Beach sized" (40" X 70")
    • 100% Cotton
    • Jacquard Weave
    • Two Sided
    • Imported
    • See care instructions
  • John Pepion is a Plains Indian Graphic artist from the Piikani Band of the Blackfoot Confederacy. He is based out of the Blackfeet reservation in north-central Montana, where the Rocky Mountains meet the plains. John is best known for his ledger art, an art tradition that developed in Plains tribes as the buffalo hide they traditionally used for painting became scarce, and they were forced to adapt to making artwork on the ledger paper from accounting books. He comes from a family of artists, and ledger art has been in his family for hundreds of years.

    John has been an Inspired Natives Project Collaborator since 2018. Thank you for supporting Inspired Natives, not "Native-inspired".
    • We recommend washing before use - these plush towels tend to shed for a few wash cycles!
    • Machine wash in warm water on gentle cycle, mild detergent.
    • No bleach
    • Do not dry clean.
    • Tumble dry on low heat.


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