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Blackfoot Boy's Shirt
Margaret Wood and Una Jarvis
Navajo/Seminole, Phoenix, Arizona
1983
Cotton
90" x 90”
MSUM 7541.1
Photo by Doug Elbinger, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

Artist's statement:
  My work in quilts and clothing is based upon centuries of Native American fiber and arts tradition. In accordance with a long history of embracing new materials and decorative ideas, I consider my work a continuation of the evolution of Native American fashion and decorative work.
This quilt was an adapted design from a Blackfoot boy's painted and beaded tanned leather shirt made c1870.


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