Northwest Native Hoodies December 13 2013, 0 Comments
Northwest Coast Gifts will be stocking more Native American hoodies and long sleeved shirts in the near future. This month, we added two hoodies.
The first hoodie has been designed by female Tsimshian artist Morgan Green. Although unisex, this modern hoodie titled Reflecting Eagle has been designed with women in mind. It is made from a form-fitting lightweight 50-50 blend that is perfect for layering. Morgan's Tsimshian name is Lu'uth which translates to 'Eagle Who Stays Near the Nest' and she is the daughter of acclaimed artist, Henry Green. In 2003, Morgan enrolled in the Blanche Macdonald Centre’s Fashion Design program where she received formal training in clothing construction, drafting, color theory, and illustration. In 2007, Morgan assisted Haida/Salish carver Jordon Seward in the creation of a 30-foot memorial totem pole for Vancouver’s missing women of the Downtown Eastside. Morgan’s mentors include Jordon Seward, Richard Adkins, Alano Edzerza, and Dave Jack.
The second hoodie has been designed by young Haida artist Corey Bulpitt. Also a 50-50 blend and created as a lightweight and slightly stretchy layering top, this sweatshirt is titled Sitting Bear. The fern green colour and asymmetrical composition of the bear make this an unconventional piece. In 1996, Corey graduated from the Langley Fine Art School. He then apprenticed with his uncle Christian White of Haida Gwaii in 1999 for three years. He has also worked for his uncle, master carver, Jim Hart, at the Museum of Anthropology. In 2008, Corey's red cedar 'Butterfly' mask was featured in The Gathering calendar, a calendar that highlights prominent First Nations artists working in BC. Corey is inspired by old pieces by great Haida artists and other West Coast artists.
We also still have our black-on-black American Apparel Hands of Friendship long-sleeve tees available. Perfect for any time of year, this subtle shirt allows you to stay warm in style.