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Each design in our collection is meticulously crafted to capture the essence of Cherokee stories, myths, and legends. From the majestic mountains to the flowing rivers, from the animals of the forest to the spirits of the sky, every pattern holds a piece of Cherokee history and symbolism.
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Experience the beauty, history, and spirit of the Cherokee people with "Whispers of the Ancestors." Let these blankets wrap you in warmth and wisdom as you embark on a journey through Cherokee heritage.

Atagahi ᎠᎳᎦᎯ​​​​​​​
The Enchanted Lake

The Atagahi, or Enchanted Lake design, draws inspiration from a Cherokee legend. It depicts a hidden lake, guarded by animals, known for granting healing to those who vigilantly pray and fast through the night. This design, based on James Mooney's detailed account in "Myths of the Cherokees" (1900), was originally crafted as a blanket, intended as a heartfelt gift to envelop loved ones in need of healing.
Below is the story from "Myths of the Cherokees"
ATAGÂ′HĬ, THE ENCHANTED LAKE
Westward from the headwaters of Oconaluftee river, in the wildest depths of the Great Smoky mountains, which form the line between North Carolina and Tennessee, is the enchanted lake of Atagâ′hĭ, “Gall place.” Although all the Cherokee know that it is there, no one has ever seen it, for the way is so difficult that only the animals know how to reach it. Should a stray hunter come near the place he would know of it by the whirring sound of the thousands of wild ducks flying about the lake, but on reaching the spot he would find only a dry flat, without bird or animal or blade of grass, unless he had first sharpened his spiritual vision by prayer and fasting and an all-night vigil.
Because it is not seen, some people think the lake has dried up long ago, but this is not true. To one who had kept watch and fast through the night it would appear at daybreak as a wide-extending but shallow sheet of purple water, fed by springs spouting from the high cliffs around. In the water are all kinds of fish and reptiles, and swimming upon the surface or flying overhead are great flocks of ducks and pigeons, while all about the shores are bear tracks crossing in every direction. It is the medicine lake of the birds and animals, and whenever a bear is wounded by the hunters he makes his way through the woods to this lake and plunges into the water, and when he comes out upon the other side his wounds are healed. For this reason the animals keep the lake invisible to the hunter.

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