The Wax Rider from Ginew. Made with 10.10oz waxed canvas and unlined or lined with custom Pendelton wool. The early motorcycle club style was inspired by the owner and designer's grandfather who commuted weekly from the Mohican reservation to weld for Harley Davidson during the 1950's and 1960's.
LINING IN TAN COAT - FACING EAST BY DYANI WHITE HAWK
"Our sun rises in the east. The Facing East blanket acknowledges ways that Lakota, and other Indigenous people, honor, and express gratitude for the gift of each new day. Embedded within this act of gratitude is a deep respect for, and appreciation of the many cycles and relationships that support life."
Dyani White Hawk (Sičáŋǧu Lakota) is a visual artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. White Hawk, a 2019 United States Artists Fellow, has work among public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum.
LINING IN GREY COAT - WE WALK TOGETHER BY GINEW
"It is customary in our communities to wrap a newly joined couple in a blanket to symbolize their union. The We Walk Together blanket colors represent the sacred day (sunrise to sunset) and wampum belt (purples), teachings that impart values to guide us in our life together. The lodges are in the shape of traditional Ojibwe and Oneida dwellings. The crest fuses timeless symbols from each of our tribes, the dwelling (Ojibwe) and Skydome (Oneida). Together, the colors and symbols represent how we value our traditional beliefs in our home as we walk this journey of life together."