Whetung Ojibwa Centre
Raven Sunburst Blanket by Pendleton
According to a Steilacoom, in the beginning, Grey Eagle kept the sun, moon, stars, fresh water and fire hidden from the people. Then Raven fell in love with Grey Eagle’s beautiful daughter. To please her, he turned himself into a snow-white bird, so she invited him into her father’s lodge. When Raven saw the sun and moon, he stole them and escaped through a smoke hole in the house. Outside, he hung the sun in the sky and flew away. At night, he put up the moon for light and kept on flying, carrying with him a stick of fire. Soon the smoke from the fire drifted over his back, turning his white feathers black. Made of our softest wool. A treasured baby gift when customized with embroidery.
32" x 44"
Napped, felt bound
82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton