Woven on a wooden hand loom in North Vancouver. Since time immemorial Coast Salish artisans wove blankets with a wool composed of mountain goat hair mixed with the hair of (now extinct) wool dogs. Contemporary blankets are hand woven with sheep wool.
In Coast Salish society blankets hold much importance. Traditionally blankets were the primary medium of exchange. As well as serving many practical functions, they hold much spiritual significance. Click for more information about Coast Salish Blankets.