Salmon Hoodie—Silver Edition
This limited-edition hooded sweatshirt was made in conjunction with MOA’s 70th anniversary in September 2019. It bears Haisla artist Lyle Wilson's signature Salmon design, now rendered in a special metallic silver. This style brings a modern twist to Wilson's classic formline design while paying homage to the Northwest Coast. Wilson has worked extensively with MOA; he has been an artist-in-residence and MOA Shop Featured Artist and has worked on an image-recovery project for the museum.
“The Haisla, like all other coastal First Nations people, regarded the Salmon with great reverence. So plentiful and reliable was the Salmon as a food source that it was another of life’s constants — like the ongoing cycle of winter, spring, summer and fall. The Salmon became so revered that its first arrival was greeted with special ceremonies and prayers. Each of the six species of Salmon — Steelhead, Spring, Sockeye, Chum. Pink and Coho — was thought of as people who resided in different villages under the sea. It was said that when the Salmon came, it was a potlatch that fed both the human and animal kingdom. Thus, the Salmon became incorporated into the ceremonial culture of the First Nations people.” —Lyle Wilson, 1995
- Unisex fit
- 50% cotton and 50% polyester blend
- Soft feel
- Royalties from the sale of this shirt are paid to the artist
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