Plains-to-Great Lakes Beadwork Styles

Charbonneau Beadwork.jpg

Title

Plains-to-Great Lakes Beadwork Styles

Subject

beadwork

Description

“Plains-to-Great Lakes Beadwork Styles” displays five Native American beadwork patterns from two distinct geographical regions. All seven strips were done by hand using the flat square stitch, an off-loom technique that resembles beadwork woven on a loom. The individual strips were then sewn together to create the final 4 x 6 framed art piece. Two plains-style patterns appear on the left and two woodland-style patterns on the right -- a smaller strip done in a contemporary pattern separates each pair. The middle beaded strip with a black background is an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe/Chippewa) pattern that I added to recognize and honor my husband’s indigenous roots. While I chose to work all of the patterns in red, black and white beads, these do not represent the traditional color preferences.

Creator

Mechael Charbonneau, Associate Dean for Technical Services and Preservation Librarian

Source

Mechael Charbonneau

Publisher

Scholars' Commons, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

Date

2020

Rights

Contact the artist for use permission.

Format

digital photo

Type

artwork

Original Format

beadwork

Citation

Mechael Charbonneau, Associate Dean for Technical Services and Preservation Librarian, “Plains-to-Great Lakes Beadwork Styles,” Scholars' Commons Online Exhibits, accessed May 25, 2022, https://collections.libraries.indiana.edu/scholarscommons/items/show/1.