Heritage Bamboo Scarf

$69.00

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Designer's Notes: Tie one on! This Bamboo scarf adds instant colour to any outfit without bulk or heaviness. Try one around your bare neck today - your neck will thank you! Available prints: Catherine's Vine, Spirit of the North, Northern Willow and Raven of Life.

Features

  • Lightweight, soft bamboo
  • Versatile styles 

Size & Fit

  • One Size (41" wide x 68" long)
  • Model is 5'7"

Materials 

  • Materials: 70% Bamboo Viscose/ 30% Organic Cotton
*Our bamboo fabric is knit and dyed in Ontario using fair trade yarn and low-impact dyes

    Story of Catherine’s Vine

    The Grey Nuns first introduced silk embroidery to the Red River Métis in 1844. Métis women used silk embroidery to decorate their clothing. They established a mission school in Ile-à-La Crosse where Catherine Lacerte Mulaire was born. Andréanne’s métis ancestor Catherine, embroidered in the « Lake Winnipeg Small flower style ». This style was generally made up of tiny sinuous flowers, long leaves and tendrils. The flowers were often rosettes, layered in shades of reds and pinks. From samples of Catherine’s embroidery, still owned by her family, Andréanne was inspired to create the design she calls Catherine’s Vine.

    Spirit of The North

    To the Inuit people the Polar Bear is regarded as the embodiment of the spirit of the North, an animal who possesses ancient wisdom. The Aboriginal Plains people used Eagle feathers in ceremonies as a symbol of respect and healing. David Albert, an Aboriginal Métis artist, captured the beauty and essence of both, using a Haida style in his design.

    Northern Willow

    The Aboriginal people used the bark of the willow to relieve pain and fever. They chewed or boiled a tea from the willow's leaves or inner bark to relieve fever or other minor pain like toothaches, headaches, or arthritis. The willow is often given the nickname "toothache tree".  Modern medicine has discovered that willow bark contains the medicinal extract, salicin, or salicylic acid (salix is Latin for willow). This chemical is the active ingredient in common aspirin. David Albert, a Métis artist, selected this important element of nature to create this design.

    Raven Of Life

    Raven could transform himself into anything. This design, by Aboriginal Métis artist David Albert, portrays the Raven becoming a branch of life. In Haida culture, the Raven is the most powerful of mythical creatures. Traditionally, for the West Coast Aboriginals, the Raven gave people fire and water, placed the trees and grass over the land and put the sun and moon in the sky.

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