The Heritage Coat is back, and for the first time featuring the Ginew® “Facing East" lining. These just got to the warehouse shelves. More photos coming soon!
In designing the Ginew Heritage Coat, we recreated a meaningful garment as it was worn by our grandfathers and great-grandfathers in daily life. The premium, American-made materials of our Heritage Coat are not just wool, cotton and brass; they are oral histories, old photographs, and traditional lore.
Coats such as these were more than mere garments: they were work tools, worn in the machine shops, forests, and fields by relatives who dedicated themselves to the hard labor of providing for their families. By exploring our Anishinaabe and Oneida heritages, we came to appreciate their rich history of work and dedication. When we wrap ourselves in this coat, we wrap ourselves in the ways of our ancestors.
Artist Statement:"Our sun rises in the east. The Facing East blanket acknowledges ways that Lakota, and other Indigenous people, honor, and express gratitude for the gift of each new day. Embedded within this act of gratitude is a deep respect for, and appreciation of the many cycles and relationships that support life." ~ Dyani White Hawk
Dyani White Hawk (Sičáŋǧu Lakota) is a visual artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. White Hawk, a 2019 United States Artists Fellow, has work among public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum.
Facing East wool blanket fabric lining designed by Dyani White Hawk and woven exclusively for Ginew® by Pendleton® (Portland, OR).