Ten Woven Blanket
Debra Sparrow, Robyn Sparrow
In Salish, “Ten” means Mother, and this design is dedicated to the mother of the artists, honouring her strength and wisdom. The striking range of geometric repeats woven in "Ten" symbolize the many life events and accomplishments of the designers, Debra and Robyn Sparrow. Dedicated in honour of their mother, whose strength and wisdom have helped guide them through their many achievements.
This cotton blanket is a licensed reproduction of a large-scale weaving, Ten (1999), by Musqueam artists and sisters, Debra and Robyn Sparrow. The original work, made in collaboration with MOA, symbolizes the many life events and accomplishments of the artists, which is a part of MOA's permanent collection and is on display at the Museum of Anthropology (pictured last).
The Sparrow Sisters have been continually inspired by their ancestors’ strength, creativity and intelligence. Debra and Robyn Sparrow have been creating Salish weavings for over 20 years. Debra is a self-taught Musqueam designer who was born and raised on the Musqueam Reserve. She integrates her people’s history into her art and design work. It is Debra’s hope to educate others about the beauty and integrity of her people’s history through her art.
- 100% Cotton, Jacquard Woven
- 52” x 68”
Recommended dry cleaning but can be hand washed in cold, separately. Hang to dry. Do not bleach.
- Designed in Canada, made in America
- Artist paid royalties