Sapling & Flint
Kénhte Long Skirt
Teyotsihstokwáthe Dakota Brant honours her paternal heritage extending to the fishing community at Kenhtéke, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory along the Bay of Quinte - or Kénhte in the Mohawk language - where her father Tewatoken'será:ke Richard Brant's paternal family hails from. The Mohawks from the Bay of Quinte are reknowned spear & net fishermen, bringing home pickeral and other Bay animals for generations.
This design features rain clouds and lightening, honouring the Thunderers who wake up the earth and waters in the spring just before the fish begin to run. Spear fishers line the waters in search for pickeral, and are followed in the design by furrowed land as Haudenosaunee begin turned over their gardens in the spring, and add the fish guts & heads into their composted soil, so nutrient levels of the gardens increase exponentially, and no part of the fish is wasted.
The Kénhte long skirt is shared on a formidable heavy satin. It is a 100% polyester plain weave fabric. This sublimated fabric is vibrant and colours will not fade when treated properly. Our fabric is proudly designed, milled & printed on unceded Mohawk territory.
Care Instructions: Machine wash cold water with a phosphate free detergent. Machine dry on medium heat. Iron on synthetic setting. May shrink after the first wash.
SKIRTS ARE MADE TO ORDER. Please note that we begin creating our skirts as orders come in. Please factor in extra time for completion & shipping of this item.
NOTE ABOUT SIZING
Please measure your waist (at the widest part of your hips) before purchase! All skirts are sewn to be 38 inches in length. Sits comfortably at mid-waist to ankles on most heights. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size, as these skirts have elastic bands and can accomodate up-and-down comfortably.