Definition of Siwash sweater in English:

Siwash sweater


  • (in Canada) a thick sweater decorated with symbols or animals from the mythology of Indians of the northern Pacific coast.

    • ‘She made me untold numbers of Fisherman's knit sweaters, and Siwash sweaters, far too many to ever wear.’
    • ‘Every person in her extended family eventually acquired a Siwash sweater or two from wool she had spun herself.’
    • ‘Eileen asked if I had ever knit a Siwash sweater.’