The sun rises each day
Brushes the sky with its light
No two are the same
After every new night
Just like you and me
Each day rising anew
The love that's in me
Is the love that's in you.
'Sunrise Over Ahwahnee' is a watercolor painting of the Ahwahnee Valley, more commonly known as Yosemite National Park.
The Ahwahneechee are a clan of the Southern Sierra Miwuk. They named this valley Ahwahnee meaning "place like a gaping mouth."
Some Ahwahneechee tribal names for areas around Yosemite Valley include the following:
Tissaack (Tis-se'-yak): Half Dome (South Dome) - meaning “Face of a Young Woman Stained with Tears” for the dark vertical dripping stripes of lichens
Loya: Sentinel Rock
Tutocanula or Tutockahnulah: El Capitan
Pohono: Bridalveil Fall
The Southern Sierra Miwuk tribe is currently seeking federal recognition, and a portion of the sales from this Kula will be donated to their non-profit!
Here are the facts about a Kula
- super absorbent (absorbs 10x its weight in water!) and soft
- advanced silver-infused, antimicrobial fabric
- eco-friendly non-toxic materials (Bamboo Viscose, Cotton, Organic Cotton, Polyester)
- durable and waterproof 'clean' side so your hand doesn't get wet
- easily snaps to backpack using plastic snaps
- 'double snap' allows cloth to hang while folded in half (so it doesn't touch pack and/or get dirty on the trail)
- easy to clean or rinse and quick to dry
- retro-reflective thread detail for locating it at night with your headlamp
- size is approx 6x6 inches
- weight per cloth is .63oz
- proudly made in the USA
For more information about use/care, please read our Kula FAQ here.
Learn more about the artist Kieara Lonning:
Kieara Lonning is a Midwest based artist, with a passion for nature, and advocating for our planet. She lives near the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and loves to hike along the rivers and streams of the Ozarks to find the perfect places to hang up her hammock and paint (or nap lol).
Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation