My work explores human stories and rituals implicit in everyday objects. I consciously draw from indigenous design principles, oral traditions, and personal experience to shape the inner logic of the work I make. My recent work explores the history of wool blankets.
The Kwakiutl people of the coasts of British Columbia near Vancouver were popular subjects of anthropological study in the late s. This blog entry will use the classic older term just because…it is easier to spell! Kwakiutl customs and artwork particularly ceremonial masks, such as the killer whale and other masks shown below, and totem poles like the one above are often prominently featured in major Natural History Museums around the world.
Germainn Maugenest put forward the idea to the HBC to use the blanket as a trading commodity; in December of that year blankets were produced. HBC blankets were then sent to Fort Albany in and by this time blankets were arriving at Fort Albany at a steady rate. But, with the rise of industrialization, blankets made by machine were becoming increasingly common.
His right arm, carved from red cedar, had been wrenched off and replaced with a crude limb that proffered a fistful of cigars. To the business owner, he was probably just another cigar-store Indian — a piece of visual signage, like a barber's striped pole, or a locksmith's golden key — meant to draw the attention of passersby. He was different than most cigar-store Indians of the early s, with their distinctly carved high cheekbones and brightly painted feather headdresses.
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In this season when people seemed to be obsessed with gifts and kids are encouraged to makes lists for Santa Claus demanding all the things they want, an event last weekend showed me the joy of giving and receiving in a whole other way. She had what she called a peschelt, more commonly known to us white folk as a potlatch. Instead of receiving lots of gifts, the honoree gives gifts to her guests.
FBI foils the sale of Geronimo's feathered headdress. Connect with 1, unique world artisans and select from over 8, handcrafted works of art! With a few authentic exceptions, I feel this is a misnomer that borders on a slur. Navajo blanket c.
Salish are skilled weavers and knitters of the Pacific Northwest. They are most noted for their beautiful twill blankets many of which are very old. The adoption of new fabrics, dyes, and weaving techniques allow us to study a wide variety of Salish weavings today.
Dupont-Sommer, translated by G. I had just finished trying to convince a class of undergraduates that there was a rational explanation for the Hindu taboo on cow slaughter. I was certain that I had anticipated every conceivable objection. Beaming with confidence, I asked if anyone had any questions.