" 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!- Mini Tipi Inc.
Mini Tipi's eco-friendly everyday blankets are made from sustainable fabric woven in Italy. It’s perfect for family picnics, camping, getting cozy around the campfire and is made large enough for a queen size bed or a throw blanket. The warm and luxurious wool/acrylic/polyester blend makes them soft, yet washable. The trim adds a beautiful finish.
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.
About The Designer: Pat Bruderer (Half Moon Woman) is one of the few knowledge keepers and expert practitioners of this ancient Indigenous art. She was born and raised in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada and is a member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. Half Moon Woman, is self-taught in the art form but was highly inspired by the work of Angelique Merasty of Flin Flon, Manitoba. Pat's work can be found in museums, galleries, and private collections around the world.
MATERIALS: 50% recycled polyester, 30% acrylic, 20% recycled wool
SIZE: 60 inches x 75 inches
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Wash on cold, hang to dry.
*Photo Credit to Janalla Photography