The Raven Jean is born of the days bringing “Raven” - our 1971 F250 back to daily-driving condition. Hours and hours were spent in the Texas heat bringing Raven to its current form…and my jeans from those days have the blood, sweat, tears and laughter faded into them. The wash on this new Raven Jean emulates the very chevrons, fades, whiskers - phone, Leatherman, key ring and all... born of time spent to keep a classic rolling. No better way to honor the Raven than with the artistic talents of Jennifer Younger.
Jennifer Younger is a Tlingit artist from Sitka, Alaska and we love her work. So, we asked her to design a Raven for us. We have incorporated that Raven into bandanas, t-shirts and now we are proud to share our latest garment that incorporates the Raven: The Raven Jean. It took us a while to get the jeans exactly how we wanted them... perfection does take time!
"About Raven : The Tlingit people of Southeast Alaska have two descent groups, call moieties. The two moieties are Raven (Yéil) and Eagle (Ch'aak'). I am Eagle. Throughout my jewelry making I’m drawn to the Raven designs, as my opposite. So I was honored to collaborate with Ginew on a new design for their apparel.
There are many stories of Raven in Northwest Coast culture. In Tlingit culture there are two different characters: one is the creator raven and the other is sly and conniving raven." ~ Jennifer Younger
Jennifer Younger is a Tlingit artist from Sitka, Alaska. She started making jewelry, incorporating Tlingit designs, as a way to learn more about that part of her heritage. She is also known for the fusion of traditional metal carving with contemporary elements. She is fulfilling her dream of pursuing something related to traditional Tlingit art, while having the freedom to express her own style.
Jennifer draws inspiration from traditional Tlingit formline designs, historic artifacts, spruce root basket weaving patterns. Ginew is proud to offer you our newest item that incorporates the Raven. Native American excellence on display!