Coast Salish Tea Towels
Maynard Johnny Jr., Simone Diamond
Make your kitchen brighter with these fun and colourful printed and woven unbleached cotton tea towels. With a choice of two patterns; Coast Salish artist Simone Diamond's elegant Moon crest design, or an elegant Hummingbird design by Coast Salish and Kwakwaka'wakw artist, Maynard Johnny Jr, they are both a perfect combination of form and function.
The Hummingbird is the joyful messenger and a symbol of health. When a Hummingbird appears, healing will follow.
The Moon is a symbol of protection and is often referred to as a guardian. It is also associated with transformation.
Maynard Johnny Jr. born in Campbell River, BC, in 1973, is of Coast Salish descent on his father’s side, and Kwakwaka’wakw descent on his mother’s side. At the early age of six, Maynard began drawing portraits of his family and replicating comics. By the age of seventeen, he began to explore Northwest Coast Native design and continues to this day.
Born in Duncan B.C. and now resides in the Stó:lō Territory. Her designs are in the West Coast Salish style and incorporate such mediums as pencil, painting and carving. Simone is a self-taught artist that has a strong family history of influential West Coast Salish artists.
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