Quilting Traditions of the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne

Quilting Traditions of the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne

Start date

Sunday, July 28, 2019, 1:00pm

End date

Sunday, July 28, 2019, 3:00pm

Location

Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Road
Howes Cave, NY 12092
United States

In conjunction with the Iroquois Museum's Treasured Traditions exhibit, Mohawk artist Sheree Bonaparte will speak about the relationship between quiltmaking and the Akwesasne Freedom school. Although non-Native in origin, the art of quiltmaking has come to bear a uniquely Haudenosaunee/Iroquois stamp. This fabric-based expression has been practiced for almost 40 years, embraced by this Mohawk community on the New York-Canadian border as central to its sovereignty, language, and cultural preservation efforts.