Blue Jay at the Crossing tote bag features a print of original artwork of Metis artist Lisa Shepherd.
This tote bag is functional and looks great, too. It has inside pockets! To help you organize, there are two open pockets large enough for a wallet and cell phone, as well as a zippered pocket. The lining is 100% cotton sateen with a magnetic brass closure. The brown strap is vegan leather. This durable poly canvas tote is just as suitable for the gym as it is for the office or a night out.
A note on Appreciation vs. Appropriation.
Is it appropriate to wear Métis artwork if you are not Métis? Yes! Provided the work has been created by a Métis person (rather than appropriated for the sake of consumerism), it is absolutely okay. It shows an appreciation for the work, as well as support for the Artist. Supporting Indigenous Artists is one of many ways to be a good ally.