Elana Gabrielle is an artist from Portland Oregon.
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 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.
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 are 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.
This bandana design is a reflection of hot days, cold nights, and vast landscapes formed through time by weathering, erosion, and tectonic shifts.
-Size: 22 x 22”
-Materials: 100% unbleached cotton, water-based ink
-Care: Machine or hand wash with like colours, 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 gifts, hang as a tapestry, frame it, use it as a picnic spread. It is extremely cute on pets!