Orca Embroidered T-Shirt

$28.00
Item No. 2660
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This heavy black T-shirt is embroidered with a Tlingit style orca (killer whale) in blue, designed by Yuki Adams. Yuki Adams was born in Sapporo, Japan and married Henry Adams, an Alaskan Tlingit. She studied the native arts of the Northwest Coast and has created her own designs that are a unique combination of modern and traditional art. The shirt is made of 100% heavy (10.2 oz) pre-shrunk cotton with high-density embroidery. The cotton is non-fading. Back length of a size L(44) is 29 inches. Imported, embroidered in Canada.

This heavy black T-shirt is embroidered with a Tlingit style orca (killer whale) in blue, designed by Yuki Adams. Yuki Adams was born in Sapporo, Japan and married Henry Adams, an Alaskan Tlingit. She studied the native arts of the Northwest Coast and has created her own designs that are a unique combination of modern and traditional art. The shirt is made of 100% heavy (10.2 oz) pre-shrunk cotton with high-density embroidery. The cotton is non-fading. Back length of a size L(44) is 29 inches. Imported, embroidered in Canada.

  • Orca
    Whales, a common motif in the art of the Northwest Coast peoples, were the subject of countless stories and legends. One story held that a whale could capture a canoe and drag it and the people aboard down to an underwater Village of the Whales. These people were then transformed into whales themselves. The Haida believed that whales seen near villages were these drowned people trying to communicate with the villagers.

    A Tlingit legend tells that the first orcas (killer whales) were carved from yellow cedar and sent into the ocean with instructions to be friendly towards people. The killer whales guide the Indians towards fish and are helpful except when they are treated discourteously.

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