Designed by Bill Helin, Tsimshian Nation,
Manufactured by Panabo.
Playing Cards designed by Bill Helin, Tsimshian Nation,
Bill Helin has spent many hours researching, studying and designing his ancestors’ traditional art forms. The Chilkat has been one of the most unique and challenging endeavors of his First Nations art education. Historically, the Tsimshian were the first to weave these intricate and mysterious designs into regalia blankets telling the life stories – the Adaak – of the hereditary chiefs. The main animal or life crest of the chief is designed in an abstract weaving process, with secondary characters and body emblems arranged around it.
|Dimensions||8 × 6 × 1 in|