ʔalʔal Leather Bracelet
The design on the “home” bracelet is the word ʔalʔal which means "home" in Lushootseed. It includes a traditional basket design originating in the Coast Salish and Puget Sound regions. The design shows a plant growing up and out. This is symbolic of the life of a human being, growing up and growing out. The design also resembles a small structure, which is home - not simply a physical home but a greater sense of community that each of us is an important part of. We all grow up and out together, helping to support each other.
Each leather bracelet is about .75” wide and 2.75” in diameter
Made by Native Works under parent organization Chief Seattle Club, a Native-led human service agency and day center in Seattle working to end Native homelessness. Proceeds go directly to providing meals, mental healthcare, drug and alcohol counseling, housing referrals, legal consultation and more to those in need within Seattle’s Native community. Native Works honors Native tradition while fostering a healthier Native future.