Printed Velura™ Throw - Orca
Artist: Kanata Blanket Co.
For a gift with a West Coast feel, our unique Bill Helin Printed Velura™ Throw is now available on our super-soft Velura™.
Blankets have always been an integral part of North American life from their early use as clothing and shelter to their trading value as a form of barter exchange. In honor of these traditions, Kanata has recreated these Tsimshian Life crest designs by Bill Helin on our ultra-soft Velura™ throw.
The Orca has always been regarded with respect and awe by the Indigenous Peoples of the Northwest Coast. He is the subject of much fantasy and superstition. Legends encourage living in harmony with these mammals. The Orca is given to show respect and awe. It’s the symbol you’d give to someone who brings harmony to your life. It is a popular symbol for romance as Orcas mate for life.
Sharing the language of love through Life Crest Designs.
About the Artist
Bill Helin (WeLaaxum Yout) was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, in 1960. His ancestry is Tsimshian and Norwegian. Both Tsimshian grandparents were Chiefs.
Bill’s many masterpieces are found in collections around the world and have even traveled in outer space. His creative inspirations are portrayed in many different mediums, and his design and artistic abilities have no boundaries.