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Handwoven 4-Coppers Throw

SKU: 671253175371
  • The 4 Coppers cotton throw ethically woven on a pedal loom by the family of Arturo Hernandez in Mitla Oaxaca. For the Kwakwaka'wakw people, and other people's of the Pacific Northwest potlatch culture, the copper is the symbol of a Hereditary Chief's wealth, power, and influence. Copper's are named and retained in family's between generations. A Copper is a symbolic and literal shield that is used in Northwest Coast Indigenous culture to denote the rank and wealth of chiefs in Kwakwaka'wakw culture, and is a normal part of today's potlatch. Four is our sacred number.

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