This special blanket was designed by Susan Point, one of the most well known of the Coast Salish artists.
In 2007 a wind storm damaged Stanley Park, which is an integral part of of the city of Vancouver, Canada. The Renewal blanket is dedicated to the restoration of this natural treasure.
"In the days before the city of Vancouver grew on the land of the Salish, the narrowing of the inlet now marked by the Lions Gate Bridge was an area that was teeming with schools of herring and the orcas that chased them for food. As the tide left and brought the herring back out to sea the orcas and other creatures would feast on the abundance of food. The area was rich with eagles and salmon, and rich with the culture and traditions of the Salish people. It was, and is, a site of great energy and enormous significance to the Salish." — Susan Point
Although the original design was created specifically for release as a Pendleton blanket, it was first released as a limited edition serigraph, titled Spirit World. In the process of creating the design, Susan Point emphasized the balance of positive and negative space. Neither can exist without the other. Until we see darkness we cannot recognize light. This is all part of the ebb and flow of the tides that exist all around us and is a natural part of life.
This is a Limited Edition of 500 blankets. The colors in this distinctive blanket are green, black and grey with grey binding. Of superior quality, this blanket is manufactured by Pendleton Woolen Mills of 82% pure virgin wool and 18% cotton. Unnapped. Dry clean only.