These mitts were originally designed for The Verdant Gryphon’s Hwaet! Club.
According to an Inuit folktale, the Sun Goddess and the Moon God used to live together in one house. One night they had a great fight, and the Sun Goddess ran away. The Moon God continues to chase her across the sky to this day.
Nipingmat is the Inuit word for sunrise, and the path of the textural pattern on the Nipingmat Mitts represents the path of the sun and moon across the sky.