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Native American Craft Tradition in a Contemporary World

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Marcus Amerman
Rick Bartow
Harvey A. Begay
Doug Coffin
Richard Danay
Tony Jojola
Clara Neptune Keezer
James Little
Rosemary "Apple Blossom" Lonewolf
Truman Lowe
David Neel
Verma Nequatewa
The Ortiz Family
Norbert Peshlakai
Wendy Ponca
Al Q÷yawayma
Diego Romero
Preston Singletary
Richard Zane Smith
Roxanne Swentzell
C. S. Tarpley
Tim Tiger
Margaret Wood
Nathan Youngblood

 




Tipi
Hand-painted, quilted, cloth, bone


Margaret Wood (Navajo/Seminole) has embraced the traditional art forms of clothing and quilting, but from her own very personal perspective. Wood opened her own business, Native American Fashions, Inc., in the early 1980s for which she designed and produced clothing and quilts inspired by traditional Native American clothing and artifacts. She is inspired by the quilts that she has watched her mother create over the years.

Wood has embarked on a thorough study of clothing styles from several native cultures throughout America, researching designs, symbols and motifs of many tribes, elements of which are incorporated into her work. Wood is also inspired by the work of contemporary Native artists. One series of wall hangings was inspired by four pieces of jewelry by Charles Loloma, the Hopi jeweler universally recognized as the first artist to break from traditional "Indian style" jewelry making.

 

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