Quilting Traditions of the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne
Start dateSunday, July 28, 2019, 1:00pm
End dateSunday, July 28, 2019, 3:00pm
324 Caverns Road
Howes Cave, NY 12092
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.