Blackfeet artist and Inspired Natives Collaborator John Pepion created this tote with markings that represent the butterfly. Butterflies have unique meanings and spiritual connections to nature across Indigenous cultures. For the Blackfeet, the butterfly is the bringer of good dreams. You will often see butterflies on painted tipis and in the beadwork of Blackfeet people.
John drew inspiration from the rawhide parfleche designs of the Plains Indians. Traditional parfleche are beautifully embellished rawhide containers, decorated by painting, incising, or both. This unique tote bag is a modern tribute to the parfleche rawhide cases and cylinders that the Plains Indians have used for centuries to carry their personal belongings, perfect for the everyday traveler.
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Made and printed in Seattle
Main compartment opens up 5" wide
19"W x 13"H x 7"5
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