This design was commissioned by the owners of the Salish Weave Collection.
The man’s look and demeanour are sometimes associated with that of a grizzly bear and the owners wanted a design that would reflect that. This is my interpretation; it has a realistic style as opposed to having the traditional crescents and trigons.
Translated from Coast Salish (Hul’q’umín’um’) Spa Eth means bear.
– Maynard Johnny Jr.