The Four Directions
Inspired by the marbled red rock faces of Central Oregon canyons, late summer harvest Dock, and the red hue of the sun during fire season. This hue is achieved through a natural double-dye process over the course of 3 days.
- 100x Premium Beaver fur in a lightweight 4 oz felt.
- 5 inch open crown
- 3 inch flat brim with cream grosgrain ribbon binding, lightly distressed.
- Features a loom-beaded hatband by Roadside Remedies of Pueblo, Colorado.
- Style limited to 10 Pre Order spots maximum.
*Due to the custom fitting process and the hand-dyed, made-to-order nature of these hats, allow 14 weeks for delivery.
About the Hatband and Collaborator:
My mother passed down her knowledge of beadwork to me as a child, growing up in the red dirt and sage brush of Northern Arizona.
I found it’s path again as a young woman and have continued to practice everyday since.
I am inspired by the land in which I was born, the land I grew up in, and the traditional ways I’ve been blessed to grow up around. I do my best to draw from that inspiration creating contemporary beadwork with reverence to those traditional ways.
The beaded band for Hues of the High Desert represents Creation. The night sky and stars, dark loamy earth, death, and its counterparts. Sacred plant medicines – cedar and sage, water, the morning sky and clouds.
Life. Love. Rebirth.
All the elements that connect us to Creator, and the path we all start on and end with.
As I have learned and continue to learn the ways of beadworking, I’m constantly reflected back those lessons in my everyday life.
Patience, discipline, humility, forgiveness.
These are things this Way helps teach me, and everyday I am thankful.