Button Shawl - Thunderbird and Whale by Maynard Johnny Jr. Grey
The sea and sky come together in Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw artist, Maynard Johnny Jr.'s Thunderbird and Whale button shawl design.
“In Northwest Coast culture the thunderbird and whale represent the strength of our traditions. This button shawl honours our ancestors and I am proud that it will be worn in ceremony and special occasions.”
- Maynard Johnny Jr.
These shawls feature a classic, wearable garment shape with an elongated cut to flatter. Contemporary and unique artwork alongside the traditional shell (mother of pearl) buttons adorn a jacquard woven fabric blend with a cashmere feel.