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A person with crossed arms wearing a black t-shirt, black jeans, and a shawl. The shawl has an intricate design made up of teal, baby blue, black, and light pink stripes with light grey chevron trees and origami bears overlaid onto it. The shawl is piped with a black bias around its edge.

Mini Tipi Mkwa Reversible Eco-Friendly Shawl

Regular price $115.00

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"The Bear, or Mkwa in the Ojibwe language, is symbol of courage and balance. Nikki was drawn to include Bears in this design to show the reciprocal relationship to Mother Earth and to the animals. The Stars show our connection to the universe.

The domes are the Haudenosaunee design that represents the Skyworld.  

The florals using Anishinaabe woodland designs, remind us of the beauty of nature.

The berries to honour the bears. The trees and forest are the original place of healing and wellness; in the forest we find our medicines, solitude, peace and balance." - Mini Tipi

This stylish medium weight shawl will be your go to accessory to keep you warm while looking good! The eco-friendly material woven in Italy is soft and luxurious and will keep you cozy all season long. The new pattern cut is the perfect fit on any body type, and can also be a great addition to a pregnancy wardrobe keeping you and your belly warm in those last months. This shawl will be your forever piece!

About The Designer: Nikki Shawana is a mother, wife, business woman, teacher, friend and loves to travel North America to dance and sing at Pow Wows. When it comes to making art, she follows in the footsteps of her grandparents who were talented craftspeople. Nikki enjoys making moccasins, mittens, beadwork, sweetgrass baskets and Star Quilts.

MATERIALS: 50% recycled polyester, 30% acrylic, 20% recycled wool

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Wash on cold, hang to dry.

*Photo Credit to Janalla Photography

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