We have permanently removed this pattern but are leaving this page active in order to publicly apologize for having shared it in the first place. We are deeply and truly sorry that we exploited and commodified Indigenous culture by taking what is not ours to take.
We cannot undo the damage of having created these “moccasins,” but we would like to do our best to pay real honor to the artistic achievements of Indigenous cultures. Instead of attempting to borrow from those achievements, we are happy to say we are now supporting them with a donation to the Redhawk Native American Arts Council, a not-for-profit organization that organizes, supports, and serves Native American artists in the New York City area.
If you’re reading this and are confused and disappointed that you can’t access this pattern anymore, please consider downloading and reading the Think Before You Culturally Appropriate Guide from IPinchH, a research project on the subject. They have nothing to do with this post or with Purl Soho, but we think they do a great job of explaining where we went wrong!