This ultra-plush cotton beach towel 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 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.
- "Beach sized" 40" x 70"/ 101.6 cm x 177.8 cm
- 100% Cotton
- Colors include red and black
- Jacquard weave
- See care instructions
- 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
Thank you for supporting Inspired Natives™, not "Native-inspired."
Did you know...Ojibwe designs are known for their floral motifs, reflecting the foods and medicines of the community. An example of traditional Ojibwe botanical design is shown on this pair of award-winning moccasins sewn and beaded by Sarah. Sarah used glass beads and porcupine quills to illustrate a strawberry and flower; the shoes are made of brain-tanned deer hide, a wool army blanket, and fabric strips from her daughter’s jingle dress.