Fall is one of the sweetest seasons for the Anishinaabe people thanks to one tree in particular—the sugar maple. Found throughout the woodlands of the eastern United States and Canada, sugar maples are a cornerstone of Ojibwe life, as heralds of the coming autumn with their fiery displays and sweet sap flow. Capture a bit of autumn color and seasonal sweetness in our new Maple Sugar Wool Scarf by Anishinaabe-Ojibwe artist Sarah Agaton Howes.
“Fall is particularly sweet as we gather the foods grown all summer and prepare for the resting time of winter,” shares Sarah. “Anishinaabe people center our lives around the seasonal activities of sugarbush tapping, wild rice harvesting, fish spawning, and more elements of our Good Life. The maple leaf on this beautiful wool scarf is a reminder of how important sugar maples are to Anishinaabe people. The acorns scattered across the design honor the industrious squirrels who work tirelessly in the autumn to gather the food that will sustain them during the winter.”
The colorways of each scarf honor the maple and oak forests that flame into color each fall, painting hillsides with vibrant hues from orange to purple. We created this scarf in two colorways—a sugar-sweet orange and pink version and a classic maroon and tan version so you can find the add the flair of fall and warmth of wool to your ‘fit your way.
- Designed by Sarah Agaton Howes (Anishinaabe-Ojibwe)
- Made in our Seattle studio
- Two-sided design with secure bound edge
- 75 in x 19 in/ 190.5cm x 48.26 cm
- 100% pure Merino wool from Italy
- Two colorways, including orange/pink and maroon/tan
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Recommended Product Care:
- Spot clean only; hand wash as needed; hang dry away from direct sunlight
- Clean liquid stains immediately with warm water and mild detergent
- Never scrub wool or use harsh chemicals
- Steam to de-wrinkle
- Store away from direct sunlight