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MINI TIPI

Perfectly Imperfect Birch Bark Sherpa Baby blanket

Regular price
$50.00
Regular price
$85.00
Sale price
$50.00
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Made with recycled fabric

MINI TIPI creates high-quality pieces that are made to stand the test of time, therefore each product goes through an extensive quality control process. The construction of our pieces are always done with the utmost care but products that hold blemishes in the fabric never make it to the shelves. These pieces are just as beautiful, soft, and finished with the same attention to detail as you’d expect from any MINI TIPI product. So why waste perfectly usable products? Our Perfectly Imperfect products will allow you to enjoy some of the most luxurious blankets and shawls, the most versatile bags, at our biggest savings, while removing the impact of unnecessary waste on our planet.

This item is final sale and within the limit of stocks available.

Potential blemishes you may find in our Perfectly Imperfect Sale include fuzzy spot, fabric run, weaving error, small stain and slightly smaller size. 

 

About the Birch Bark Indigenous Baby Blanket

This blanket will be part of your everyday adventures. Perfect for all seasons. Bundled in the stroller or toboggan on chilly days, snuggled up with books or a movie on the couch, or your babes all tucked in their crib or bed. This practical piece will become part of your family. 

Perfectly Imperfect Birch Bark Sherpa Baby blanket © design is property of MINI TIPI. No total or partial reproduction is authorized without the consent of MINI TIPI.

ABOUT THE DESIGN

This original work has been digitalized to represent a one of a kind birch bark biting piece. The distinct lines in the fabric show the character of a birch tree. 

A birch bark biting is a unique piece of Indigenous artwork. They are made from biting an image, using only the teeth, into a thin, single layer of birch bark harvested from the birch tree. 

Then, by carefully folding the bark, the pattern imagined is pressed into the birch bark, using only the teeth. Because each piece must be created individually, birch bark bitings are like people; no two are exactly alike!

"I honour the water and the bees. They are two things that everything on Mother Earth depend on and therefore are deserving of the utmost respect. Without them, nothing would exist."—Pat Bruderer

SIZE

30 inches x 40 inches

MATERIAL & CARE

This warm and luxurious blanket is made from a mix of acrylic and wool and backed with lush sherpa for extra warmth and thickness.  

Super soft wool/ acrylic blend reverses to cozy 100 % poly sherpa 

*Pattern layout subject to change according to cut.

Wash in cold. Tumble dry room temparature.

Perfectly Imperfect Birch Bark Sherpa Baby blanket
Perfectly Imperfect Birch Bark Sherpa Baby blanket

About the artist Half Moon Woman (Pat Bruderer)

Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation

Half Moon Woman, also known as Pat Bruderer, is one of the few knowledge keepers and expert practitioners of Birch Bark Biting, an ancient Indigenous art form. Born and raised in Churchill, Manitoba, Half Moon Woman is a self taught artist who has been perfecting her craft for over thirty years. Birch Bark Biting utilizes the artist’s teeth to engrave an image into a thin piece of birch bark. Traditionally used to create beading designs, share stories, or to record ceremonies, Birch Bark Bitings are a rare site. Dedicating herself to Birch Bark Biting and its preservation, Half Moon Woman speaks to and teaches thousands of students a year about this art form through school workshops.

“I've always produced art to nourish and heal my spirit. While some art is made from the hand, this art is made with my teeth. Birch bark bitings are an imprint. Illumination and shadow, teeth and bark. A kaleidoscope of impressions from my life.”

Pat's work can be found in museums, galleries, and private collections around the world.

https://www.halfmoonwoman.com/

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FAQs

What makes MINI TIPI blankets special?

MINI TIPI’s products feature authentic Indigenous designs making them pieces of art in themselves. MINI TIPI not only creates exclusive designs, but also collaborates with Indigenous artists all across Turtle Island to provide a platform to highlight their art work as entrepreneurs and share their knowledge and teachings through beautiful designs. These products are unique, high quality, beautiful and conversation starters.

How to wash my MINI TIPI Blanket?

Due to the wool blend of MINI TIPI products, items can be washed on cold and hung to dry. 

How big are MINI TIPI blankets?

Our blankets are 60 inches by 80 inches.

Where is MINI TIPI’s fabric woven?

Our eco-friendly fabric is woven in Italy with recycled wool and polyester. 

How do MINI TIPI artist’s get paid?

MINI TIPI has a strong relationship with their collaborating artists and ensures long term support through their artist royalty program.