Shamma Buhazza


For this design I have used the visuals that are commonly found in fluffy blankets, which are flowers and animal prints. These visuals are often made up of unexpected colours, and overwhelming designs. However, they are a symbol in ethnic households and function as blankets that keep you warm and cosy whether it is in the winter, or in a room with a high air-con. For this design I have taken on a contemporary approach of combining all the overwhelming visuals found in these various blanket designs such as animal print and florals. As an outcome, this acts as a tribute to these designs commonly found on blankets.

For each blanket purchased, 3 are donated to IRCO

Woven Blanket - 100% Cotton
54” x 70”

$150.00 + Shipping


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We partnered with 8 artists from around the world to create a series of custom woven blankets featuring artwork based on the theme of ONE HUMANITY : ALL ARE WELCOME. For every blanket purchased, 3 were donated to IRCO to use as a gift of welcome to immigrants and refugees when first arriving in Portland. These blankets provide hope, encouragement, and a sense of equality and belonging to our new neighbors. The artwork for these blankets has come from both near and far to represent the beauty and richness we gain by living in community and learning from people of all different backgrounds, customs and cultures.

Welcome Blankets have been made possible in part by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council

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