The mats of the Coast Salish were originally woven of the spun woolly hair of the mountain goat and small dogs that were bred especially for this purpose. Although today weavers use sheep's wool, they have retained the traditional stylistic elements. The rug pictured was woven by Krista Point (see 112) who spun the wool herself and dyed it with natural dyes. She says that the pattern of connected triangles represents butterflies. (87 cm)