Sunday, July 6, 2008

MORE ABOUT ME

Hello and Welcome to my Blog to learn more about me.



"Many Feathers" is a name given to me many years ago by my Grandfather, an original enrollee of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. I, too, am a registered member of the Choctaw Nation.


Here is a photo of my Grandfather.




Because he was so special to me, I designed quilt blocks and made a quilt which I called "Grandfather’s Fan". In Native American ceremonial dances, the men carry a fan.




I also designed a matching "Grandmother’s Fan" quilt.






Native American items I sell in my store are genuine Indian made - by me or other Native Americans.


I served as Executive Director of the American Indian Cultural Center in Amarillo, Texas, for six years. I love making many of the things in my store for sale. Over a period of time, I have developed a method of beading and a copyrighted pattern for moccasins. One of the reasons for opening this store was to help other people with Native American crafts by printing designs onto buckskin/deerskin leather for easy beading and assembly. Here is a picture of me in my buckskin dress.





I use the best commercially brain-tanned deer skins I can acquire and unless otherwise noted, only genuine beads and embellishments. I hope you enjoy browsing through my store and please email me with any questions you may have. I try to fill orders promptly.


For years I have made Native American clothing and crafts. I have exhibited at two major juried Art Festivals - Red Earth and Santa Fe Indian Market. When Madeline Albright was Secretary of State, she started a program - Embassies in Art - and one of my buck skin dresses was chosen to be on display for 3 years at the U.S. Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan. Here is a picture of that dress:






To see Native American craft and other items, visit my eBay Store.



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2 comments:

DEB said...

Char, you are beautiful in buckskin! You have such a rich heritage. Thank you for sharing!
DEB a.k.a. Artshtick

Leola said...

What an absolutely beautiful blog! I love the pic of you. Breathtaking! Southshoreartist