I Am Anishinaabe
The designers: Delina White, of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation, is a master of traditional Ojibwe beading. With help from a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, she and her daughters Lavender Hunt and Sage Davis are presenting a show of 15 of their “Great Lakes Woodland Skirts” on Saturday in Minneapolis.
About this skirt: “This maple leaf skirt was created by my eldest daughter, Lavender,” White said. “She saw maple leaf beadwork made by early Ojibwe people, and the turquoise beads stood out to her strongly. It told her that the maple leaves can be any color, and so on her skirt, not one of her leaves is the same. When you look closely, you can see the veins in the leaves are hand-beaded.”
The event: 1-4 p.m. Sat. All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Av., Mpls.
Simon Peter Groebner