A big canvas, virtually square, the G̱úud Eagle Big Blouse is designed to drape an image of G̱úud Gúujaawée Eagle Drum over your body. An ovoid shape (ubiquitous in Haida formline) brings colour around and over it. Through the translucence of the blouse, G̱úud Gúujaawée casts its shadow on your body within. The stretch sleeves keep the drape contained.
Náang hlaa! Play! Pick the colour for your ovoid. Drum out the door!
A big canvas, virtually square, the Yáahl Big Blouse is designed to drape a tattoo image of Yáahl X̱yáalas Raven Dancing over your body; Yáahl flies up your back and over you in search of the sun. Through the translucence of the blouse, Yáahl casts its shadow on your body within. The stretch sleeves keep the drape contained.
Pair with a tight fitting long or short sleeved black top, leggings, pants/skirt or Yáahl Piano Pants. Dance out the door!
Náang hlaa! Play!
Colour as shown.
Known as the trickster, transformer and creator, Yáahl shapes itself and the world around it with spontaneous aplomb, often creating mischief. Ravens love shiny things.
Known as a spiritual guide that provides connection to a higher realm, Guud represents strength of character, courage and healing power. Eagles mate for life and are fiercely loyal.
Known for intelligence, leadership and a strong sense of family values, Guuj is a great team player and mates for life. G̱úuj symbolizes perseverance, intuition and success .
The Hummingbird is the messenger of joy. Known for its fortitude and ability to overcome great obstacles, Dakdakdíiyáa symbolizes the spirit of metamorphosis, peace, healing and love.
Ts’ing are determined builders of the mind, body and soul. A hard worker, they symbolize creativity, cooperation, persistence and harmony.
Hlḵ’yáan ḵ’úst’aan is the voice of the people, symbolizing openness, stability and superior communication. It represents great wealth.
Tsiin is the provider of life. Bringing the riches of the sea to spawning rivers, Salmon symbolizes prosperity, fertility, abundance, renewal and good luck.
Candace Weir – iihlajaadkaanas of the Yaghujaanas clan
Advisor: Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson
Permission to use phrases from Ýaat Kíl hl Sñ’at’áa! Alaskan Haida Phrasebook Written by Áljuhl Erma Lawrence Edited by Yáahl Ñ’ánggwdangaa Jordan Lachler Sealaska Heritage
‘Wáadluwaan díi dah gudáang. I want to buy all of it.
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