Canadian West Coast Style Bill Helin Velura Blanket Throw, 50″x60″, Orac Design
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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, artist Bill Helin designed these Tsimshian Life crest on our ultra-soft Velura throw.
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.
In Tsimshian culture, each symbol on the Bill Helin Printed Velura Throw has powerful meanings: the Orca has always been regarded with respect and awe by the Indigenous Peoples of the Northwest Coast. He is the subject of many stories. Traditions 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.
- Super-soft, microfiber
- Size/Dimensions: 50″ x 60″
- 100% polyester
- Machine washable for easy care. Cold wash – recommended to wash by itself. Gentle dry. Do not bleach.