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Strawberries and Flowers
Alice Olsen Williams
Anishinabe, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
1991
Cotton with polyester filling
60" x 60”
MSUM 1997:71.1
Photo by Doug Elbinger, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

In Anishnabe culture, the strawberry is one of the first fruits to be gathered in the spring; thus, the fruit figures prominently in harvest celebrations, burial rituals, dances, and legends. It is no surprise that it is also used in quilts.

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