Baby Cowichan Knit Sweater - Deer
The Cowichan Tribes registered “Cowichan”, “Genuine Cowichan”, and “Genuine Cowichan Approved” as trademarks for goods that “have been hand-knit in one piece in accordance with the traditional tribal methods by members of the Coast Salish Nation using raw, unprocessed, undyed, hand-spun wool, also made and prepared in accordance with traditional tribal methods.”
Artist Dale Edwards is originally from Kuper Island and is a member of the Coast Salish tribe. Dale and his family reside in Ladysmith, British Columbia. Cowichan style knitted products are a unique creation of the Northwest Coast Salish Natives and are a family venture. Dale knit hats, booties, scarves, mittens and sweaters. Dale was taught by his grandmother and has been knitting for over 20 years.
In many traditional teachings, Deer is a symbol of gentleness. Mother Deer teaches us to walk gently on our earth path.
Chest - 26.5" (not stretched)
Waist - 21" (not stretched)
Sleeves - 9" Long (not stretched)
Wrist - 6" (not stretched)