Gail White Eagle's (Muckleshoot & Chehalis) vision for this Coast Salish design came to her when she heard the story of a resilient Native warrior who was fighting in the Indian Wars of the 1800’s. The lone warrior had been skillfully evading the White man for a long time even though he had no support from anyone. Unfortunately, he was eventually captured and killed. A witness to the bloodshed described the warrior's sacrifice as "the color of rose hips." This design, which is Gail's interpretation of rose hips, honors the the spirit and sacrifice of the “Rose Hip Warrior.”
The red triangles in the design are representative of the way rose hips, a fruit that develops from the blossoms of the wild rose plant, hang when they grow. The herringbone/twill design represents how the brave Native Warrior skillfully eluded his enemies.
- 2-sided design
- Covers a Queen Size bed (60 in x 90 in)
- Cotton Acrylic Blend
- Machine washable and dryable
- Designed by Gail White Eagle (Muckleshoot & Chehalis)
- 400 GSM
5% of all blanket sales support the Inspired Natives Grant for emerging arts entrepreneurs.
SiSeeNaxAlt, whose English name is Gail White Eagle, is from the Muckleshoot & Chehalis Tribes, and has hereditary lines to many others. While she is currently employed by the Muckleshoot Tribe as a Lead Culture Teacher, sharing her knowledge with youth, adults & elders, SiSeeNaxAlt has been weaving for 25 years.
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- Machine washable and dryable.
- Clean liquid stains immediately with warm water and mild detergent.
- Never use harsh chemicals or scrub.
- Store blanket away from direct sunlight.