The "Renewal" artwork is a signature popular design by Anishinaabe Artist Sarah Agaton Howes. Characteristic of the woodlands floral tradition, this design reflects the gifts of our good life. 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.
Featuring stunning cultural art, this notebook is elegant and sturdy. Write stories, take notes or keep to-do lists in your new journal!
- 96 sheets of cream colored paper
- PU leather and paper cover
- 14.5 cm x 23 cm
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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.