This bandana design is an exploration of the desert, and the plants and creatures who inhabit the dusty terrain. Elana spent several years living near the Mojave desert, and the imagery of those landscapes, plants, and animals is still a deeply rooted inspiration in her work. Traditionally, snakes symbolize transformation, renewal, and healing. Reflected by the life force of the sun, this bandana was created as a reminder of resilience and the cyclical nature of life. Bandanas are incredibly versatile and have been worn and used functionally for generations by sailors and seafarers, farmers, cowboys, and babushkas. Also a staple of the contemporary wardrobe, Elana Gabrielle creates these bandanas to continue a tradition of functional fabric that features a variety of colors, landscapes, and details. These bandanas are meant to be keepsakes ~ companions for everyday life and adventures.
Size: 22" x 22”
Materials: 100% unbleached cotton, water-based ink
Care: Machine or hand wash with like colors, tumble or line dry. Fabric will soften with use.
Use: Tie traditionally around your neck or head, wrap up snacks, use as a furoshiki cloth for wrapping gifts, hang as a tapestry, frame it, use it as a picnic spread. It is extremely cute on pets!
About Elana Gabrielle
Elana Gabrielle is a multidisciplinary illustrator, maker, and designer of printed textile and paper goods. Her work is influenced by wild and varied landscapes from misty mountains and foggy beaches, to dusty desert valleys. Using cut paper collage, painting, screen printing, and textile design, she weaves the natural world into her creations. She is based in Portland, OR.
Her handmade goods mirror the environment by focusing on form and function, as well as using sustainable practices and natural fibers, dyes, and inks. Elana’s goods invite mindful interaction with nature both in the home and in the wild as a nurturing of self and space, and encourage care for the world around you.
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