Hoodies

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Our hoodies are made from 50% cotton and 50% polyester 

 

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Mythology behind the designs

 

Bear: Bear is a great hunter and symbolizes strength and power. Always treated as a high-ranking guest by many of the cultural groups on the coast, it is also known by for its human-like qualities. The characteristics of the bear that are symbolized in Northwest Coast are a short blunt nose with conspicuous teeth, a protruding tongue, small upright ears and claw-like fore and hind paws.

 

Hummingbird: Hummingbird is thought by some to be a joyful messenger. If a hummingbird appears at a time of sorrow or pain, healing will follow.

 

Loon: Loon is known for its unique and haunting voice; it is a carrier of power and magic. Loon symbolizes wealth and is generally depicted with a long pointed beak and in a floating posture.

 

Salmon: Salmon is an important food source for the people of the northwest Coast and accordingly always treated with great respect, and is often the crest figure for twins. Salmon depicted with no teeth, but often with the hooked upper jaw associated with spawning salmon 



Whale/Orca: The traveler and guardian of the seas, Killer Whale is called by some "Lord of the Ocean." To the Kwakiutl, all great chiefs who die are transformed into Orcas. They are believed to be closely related to humans, thus allowing transformation from one to another. Orcas symbolize long life.

 

Wolf: Wolf was often associated with the spirit power a man would have to acquire to be a good hunter. It also symbolizes family and togetherness because of its habit of living in packs. Wolf is the land manifestation of killer whale, which also lives in family groups or pods. The characteristics are a long snout with sharp teeth and prominent ears, and a long bushy tail.

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