Bill Helin Printed Orca Velura™ ThrowKanata Blanket
For a gift that has a West Coast feel, this unique Orca 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 Orca always regarded with respect and awe by the Northwest Coastal Indians. He is the subject of much fantasy and superstition. Legends encourage living in harmony with these mammals. The Orca is given to show respect and awe. It’s the symbol you’d give to someone who brings harmony to your life. They are a popular symbol for romance as they mate for life.
Sharing the language of love through Life Crest Designs.
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.