Uweyv Sofa


The Cherokee acknowledged the spiritual significance of their local rivers, streams, and ponds with a ritual called “going to water.” Each morning at daybreak, a party of Cherokee would be led by a healer down to a running stream, where the group would face the rising sun and immerse themselves completely in the flowing water, enacting a kind of rebirth. This ceremony of communion touched on nearly all spheres of social life. Going to water, was “a part of the ritual for obtaining long life, for winning the affections of a woman, for recovering from a wasting sickness, and for calling down prosperity upon the family at each return of the new moon.  The soft curvature of our  Uweyv sofa replicates some of the movement and winding rivers that played an important role of the Cherokee people.

The Blackfeet could not kill or eat anything living in water; they also could not disturb or pollute water. The Blackfeet viewed water as a distinct place – a sacred place. It was the home of divine beings and divine animals who taught the Blackfeet religious rituals and moral restrictions on human behavior.

Our Uweyv sofa collection represents the natural curves, the soft rotation of lines and the transition of a river as it flows to its final destination.

Technical Information

Upholstered modular curved sectional on inset metal or wood base with or without wood accent end cap (as noted in image).
– COM/COL Requirement: 12 yds (plain, 54″ wide) / 216 sqft
Metal Base Finish Options: Satin Brass, Antique Brass, Aged Pewter, Oil-Rubbed Bronze or Gunsmoke
Wood Base Finish Options: Walnut, Oiled Walnut, Saddle, Natural Oak, Midnight or Midnight Gloss

Dimensions: 95″ W x 24″ D (at center) / 45.5″ D (at bumper) x 33″ H
Seat Height: 16″ H

Dimensions: 96” W x 47” D x 36” H
18″ Seat Height (to crown), 28.75″ Height of Back (middle), 30″-32″ Actual Depth, 21″-23″ Seat Depth

COM: 25 yards (plain 54″ wide) / COL 360 sq. feet / Trim 35 yards trim or 3 yards COM for self-welt

Item Number: TY-CU-96

Dimensions: 104” W x 47” D x 36” H
18″ Seat Height (to crown), 28.75″ Height of Back (middle), 30″-32″ Actual Depth, 21″-23″ Seat Depth

COM: 27 yards (plain 54″ wide) / COL 380 sq. feet / Trim 48 yards trim or 5 yards COM for self-welt

Item Number: TY-CU-104

Leg Finish: Antique Brass, Antique Pewter or Walnut Legs with brass sabots
*Available in custom size