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 with 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.
Upholstered curved sofa on inset metal or wood base with or without wood accent end cap (as noted in image).
Single bench Sofa
Dimensions: 96″ W x 24″ D (at center) / 45.5″ D (at bumper) x 34″ H
Seat Height: 16″ H
Item Number: DC-US-01
COM/COL Requirement: 15 yds (plain, 54″ wide) / 230 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
Base Metal Finish: Antique Brass, Antique Pewter or Walnut Legs with brass sabots
MADE TO ORDER
*Available in custom sizes