Mini Tipi - Harvesters Eco-Friendly Everyday Blanket
Our eco-friendly everyday blankets are made from sustainable fabric woven in Italy. It’s perfect for family picnics, camping, getting cozy around the campfire and is made large enough for a queen size bed or a throw blanket. The warm and luxurious wool/acrylic/polyester blend makes them soft, yet washable. The trim adds a beautiful finish.
THROW FABRIC :
50% recycled polyester, 30% acrylic, 20% recycled wool
Perfect soft and warm blend that will last a long time.
Size: 60 inches x 80 inches
HARVESTERS BLANKET CARE INSTRUCTIONS :
Wash on cold, hang to dry .
ABOUT THE HARVESTERS DESIGN
'' When creating a blanket design for MINI TIPI, I felt it would not be genuine to simply adhere to frequently used styles of geometric designs. This is why I chose to include the subject of wild rice harvesting from my own culture as an Anishnaabe. Anishnaabe quiltwork was also a source of inspiration for the geometric patterns featured in my design.''
In September, during the harvest moon, the Ojibwe peoples begin the rice harvest. The harvest is done in pairs using poles to hit the rice stocks knocking the grains into the canoe. The rice is an important historic food source for the Ojibwe people that feed their families over the winter months.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER TSISTA KENNEDY
Tsista Kennedy is an Anishnaabe Onyota’aka woodland style artist from Beausoleil First Nation and Oneida Nation of the Thames. Tsista has been creating woodland style art for 5 years, using his experiences as a young indigenous man to fuel is passion for creating art that speaks strongly to others.
I hope that my blanket design serves to be an inspiration for others to begin looking towards the rich and meaningful artwork within their own nations.
ABOUT THE BRAND:
MINI TIPI is a Canadian women-owned company founded in 2016 by Trisha Pitura and Melanie Bernard. They create small batch quality goods for your home. Their designs are inspired not only by their lifestyles but also by their proud Canadian and Indigenous heritage to develop a truly beautiful line of goods that are as practical and useful as they are stylish and beautiful. All of their products are designed, cut and sewn in Quebec Canada.
Collaborating with Indigenous artists has allowed MINI TIPI to set themselves apart supporting artists and celebrating culture. It is extremely important to MINI TIPI to give back to the community through donations to local food banks and Indigenous women crisis shelters and sharing products to those in need.