Knitted Toque by Dawn Oman, Yellowknife/Dene
This knitted black toque is the perfect accessory for anybody’s head. It is stretchy, warm, and stylish. This embroidered Spring Bear design is by Yellowknife/Dene artist Dawn Oman.
"The hollow shafts of the polar bears fur reflects the light, making it appear white. Spring warmth and nesting instincts reflect a wonderfully joyful light inward to Momma Bears happy heart." - Dawn Oman.
Dawn Oman, a Métis artist born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, is a direct descendant of Chief Snuff, Chief of the Yellow Knives, one of the signers of the original Treaty 8 with the Government of Canada. After moving to Vancouver as a teenager, she began seriously applying herself to her art, and in 1995, Dawn moved back to Yellowknife where she opened her own gallery in 1999. She continues to paint and welcome visitors and collectors from across Canada and around the world.
The Bear is a symbol of authority and wisdom. Bear is a well-respected member of the community and sometime referred to as the protector of the forests.
Dimensions: Adult one-size-fits-all. Toque is about 8’’ long.
Material: 100% knitted acrylic wool.
Licensed reproductions with royalties paid to every artist.