100% silk tie.
The Tsimshian were the first to weave these intricate and mysterious designs into regalia blankets telling the life stories - the Adaak - of the hereditary chiefs. The main animal or life crest of the chief is designed in an abstract weaving process, with secondary characters and body emblems arranged around it.
Tsimshian native artist Bill Helin enjoys a very rewarding career as a creative gold engraver, painter, woodcarver, and book illustrator. He loves to paint mythological images to educate people on the history of the Tsimshian nation and the many stories passed down through his ancestors. His greatest passion however is to spiritually represent and bond individuals together through the use of native Life Crest symbols. The art of Bill Helin is reproduced in collaboration with the artist and royalties are paid to the artist on each item sold.