About the design:
The Wenatchi Tribes calendar was based on a seasonal cycle, Spring time (March) the Balsamroot or sunflower, Smokakhin, appeared in March and the tender shoots and bulbs were gathered to be eaten raw.
Arrowleaf balsamroot was being used for food and medicine by the Native Americans.
All parts of the plant are edible. Leaves were eaten raw, boiled or steamed. The long taproot was steamed or roasted and was often ground into meal. The seeds, similar to those of the sunflower, were roasted and pounded into meal. As a medicinal plant arrowleaf balsamroot helped relieve the pain of burns, wounds and bruises. The root was made into a tea and used to treat medicinally.
(side note from Anastasia, Kula founder person who likes to write these product descriptions) The coolest part about doing our artist series prints is that every single print gives a portion of the proceeds to the artist. Giving and receiving are the same thing, and so it is truly a gift for us to have the ability to support and give to these amazing, incredible, and talented artists. One of the greatest joys of Kula has been watching the artists who create our designs continue to flourish and grow in their art careers. May each of us know the joy of bringing a creation to life - whatever that might be.
About Kula Cloth®:
Kula has these unique features that make it an extremely intentional piece of gear:
- guaranteed super powers
- 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.