Bill Helin Printed Raven Velura™ ThrowKanata Blanket
For a gift that has a West Coast feel, this unique Raven licensed design by Bill Helin is now available on super soft Velura™.
Blankets have always been an integral part of North American life from their early use as clothing and shelter to their trading value as a form of barter exchange. In honor of these traditions, Kanata has recreated these Tsimshian Life crest designs by Bill Helin on our ultra soft Velura™ throw.
In Tsimshian mythology, each symbol has powerful meanings:
The Raven was the first symbol and crest of Northwest Coastal Indians. As the Creator’s assistant, he created all things that exist -with mysterious trickery. This mystical bird is a symbol of prestige, a cultural hero.
About the artist
Bill Helin ( WeLaaxum Yout ) was born in Prince Rupert, B.C. in 1960. His ancestry is Tsimshian Indian and Norwegian. Both Tsimshian Grandparents were Chiefs.
Bill’s many masterpieces are found in collections around the world and have even traveled in outer space. His creative inspirations are portrayed in many different mediums and his designing/artistic abilities have no boundaries.
- Material: 100% polyester
- Size: Measures 50″ x 60″
Machine wash separately in cold water on gentle cycle. Tumble dry low heat.