This blanket gives life to ancient pottery of the Mississippian Culture Period (900-1400 AD) when Chickasaw women held important roles as chief pottery makers and water bearers. The large woodpecker gourd jar depicts the importance of squash, melons, and the prominence of the woodpecker in Chickasaw culture. Spiral water designs under the rims of the vessels give honor and thanks to “oka,” water, the sustainer of life. The fish effigy pot represents fish and all things associated with water.
Designed by Joanna Underwood Blackburn
63 x 53 Inches
100% Chemical-free cotton
Gentle wash cold. Air dry or dry clean
Made sustainably in the USA