Cotton Throw Blanket - Spirit Bear
Artist: Kanata Blanket Co.
Kanata presents the Joe Mandur JR Cotton Throw, a vibrant collection of throws featuring the Indigenous artist’s intricate cultural designs.
Recreated in a three-layer throw. The throw is fringed and has the thickness of three layers, providing weight, warmth and comfort — the perfect addition to any home.
Add a touch of vivid energy to any space to brighten your home and intrigue your guests with these unique Native American animal designs, all of which have their own individual meaning.
Spirit Bear The Tsimshian people, who have lived with these bears for thousands of years, have a myth about the white bears that says Raven made one in every ten black bears white to remind the people of a time when glaciers covered this land and how the people should be thankful for the lush and bountiful land of today.
Many believe the Spirit Bears hold supernatural powers, hence the name “Spirit Bear,” a name that suits its mythical-like presence.
About the Artist
Joe Mandur’s talents blossomed after the rebirth of North Coast Native art. His Haida name is 7iidgyaa Kauyss, which means “Our Precious One.” Experienced with the mediums of stone, wood, metal and paper, Joe was surrounded by fine Native carving at an early age. He continues to explore the carved form in both traditional and non-traditional media, always showing a deep respect for traditional elements of Haida design. Art gives voice to the conformist and non-conformist in his personality; his intelligence and wit shine through in his pieces.