Up-river Dance Blanket
The Up-River Dance blanket is based on an original design by Native American artist Tony Hatch. Mr. Hatch is a member of the Tulalip Tribe from Tulalip, Washington. Like many Pacific Northwest Native tribes, the Tulalip have always depended on the salmon to give of themselves and feed the people. When the shining salmon leapt and fought their way up river, there was great rejoicing. Soon there would be plentiful salmon to catch and eat, or smoke and dry for the coming year. This was and remains today cause for great celebration! The festive ceremony hopes to assure that future runs of salmon will return to the river. Like other artists of Coast Salish tribes, Mr. Hatch uses iconic shapes and designs in his artwork. The spinning salmon depicted on this dramatic blanket is his interpretation of a traditional image representing the migration, or up-river dance of this vital food source. This blanket is impressive as a wall hanging and practical when folded on a sofa or at the foot of a bed. Unnapped. Felt bound. 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA. 64" x 80".
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