This shawl design, Killerwhale, is inspired by this majestic creature for its powerful presence. A large Killerwhale is in the center with several smaller ones around it.
It is a bold Haida form-line art design and light enough for summer wear but warm enough for an autumn evening. The borders are a cresting wave design, inspired by a traditional Haida basketry design.
The history behind the art/legend
The Killerwhale in Haida legends represents power and boldness. He/she is the ruler of the underworld; he/she is our ancestor. The Haida People’s belief is in an after-life, as we may come back as Killer whales.
The colors are:
Red, that’s popular Haida art colors
Blue, for the ocean
This Jacquard fabric is woven with Silk and Wool.
This shawl measures 72 in (Length) by 28 in (Width)