Four Ravens Scarf

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Dorothy Grant's Vintage Scarves Collection

Dorothy's garments have been described as a site of intersection. They are a creative space
where fashion meets Haida art, myth and history. Like art, fashion should not be stagnant, but
be constantly moving to convey a contemporary culture.

“DG Four Ravens Scarf”


The Raven who is able to fly above the circle, she can see the future, she looks into it
from above, she plans, then she implements, she takes all necessary steps to protect
and to succeed”

"Ravens" bring beauty to the world in the release of these elegantly hand-hemmed silk-
screened scarves. They are crafted in Silk Charmeuse, a lightweight fabric with a satin
weave giving the front of the fabric a smooth shiny finish with the back retaining a matte

"Seven Ravens" are combined in two scarves: the circular design "DG Three
Ravens" scarf features three ravens while the square design "DG Four Ravens" has
four. Ties added to two corners offer a new way to wear the scarf, making it an
accessory to complement any garment in your wardrobe.

The circular and square "Seven Raven" designs have had a long history in Dorothy’s
life. In 1989 she collaborated with Robert Davidson on two button robes which debuted
in her 1989 National premier fashion show featuring a 55-piece collection held at the
Hotel Vancouver. She then exhibited her fusion of fashion and traditional art in Haida
Gwaii with models from the area. In 1991 the blankets were featured in the exhibition
“Land, Spirit, Power”, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and later purchased for their
permanent collection.

The Raven in Northwest legends symbolizes creation, transformation, knowledge and
prestige, as well as the complexity of nature and the subtlety of truth. He also expresses

the unknown and shows that every person sees the world differently. The Raven was
often called upon to clarify truths in visions, as the wise elders knew that what the eye
sees is not always the truth.

The colour is:



Silk charmeuse


90cm (L) x 90cm (W)