Birds and butterflies harmonize on the Bird Song Muchacho blanket. The joyful design is inspired by the Tree of Life pattern, a traditional Navajo pictorial rug from the 1840s. Our adaptation features a bevy of bright birds that represent children in the classic pattern. They are chirping their songs and flitting to and fro among their butterfly friends. The carefree scene echoes the natural innocence and spontaneity of children the world over. Butterflies are often a symbol of transformation in Native American art, and their presence may hint at the changes that come with growing up. But for now these free-spirited playmates delight in their cheery melodies.