In North American Zuni tribal legend, Hoya is a youth of the Hummingbird people who falls in love with a neighboring chieftain’s daughter. In their jealousy of Hoya, the outsider, the youths of her tribe plot his death during a dangerous hunting trip. Hoya catches wind and instead of saving himself, warns the animal tribes of the hunt. In gratitude, during the hunt they assign one of the animal tribes’ youths to accompany Hoya back to his village safely, showing that one can hunt without taking a life. Through this, Hoya eventually wins the love of the chieftan’s daughter and her tribe with his kindness and generosity.
There are some concepts – that kindness perseveres, that cleverness is more powerful than violence, that looking to others for help and guidance has its rewards – that inspire us. This is our token to them.
Intentionally made in a limited run of 300
Approximately 22" x 22"
Our bandanas are made of GOTS certified organic cotton, hand printed in a fair wage studio in India, and sewn in the USA. We use only low impact, AZO free dyes with as little water as possible. We print our designs strategically to minimize cutting room waste.
All packaging is biodegradable and compostable if possible. If biodegradable packaging is not available, we use recycled / recyclable packaging while we work on a better solution. We love our planet and know that each sustainable packaging choice we make matters.