Giving Blankets as Gifts – Honoring Native Traditions
In North American native cultures, blankets are traditionally given to mark important events or life passages. While the practice has changed over the years, several Native American customers have purchased Los Andes Shop blankets for just this purpose!
Our blankets are Native-made, but South American Native-made. . . the first nations of the Andes continue to practice and develop this craft with great creativity and pride.
- To learn more about the tradition of gift giving in various cultures, visit this post at Seamsandscissors.com
- To learn about the use of robes and blankets among Native groups in the U.S., this article by David Emmanuel Noel is very informative.