Tuesday

[art] National Museum of the American Indian

The reception for the conference I was attending last week in DC was held at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. It was a great museum. There were so many artifact and textiles to see.

Beaded belts made from wampum shells:

National Museum of the American Indian


A more modern beaded piece:

National Museum of the American Indian


A woven pouch:

National Museum of the American Indian


A knit hat (I love all the vibrant colors and the scalloped edge):

National Museum of the American Indian


The gift shop had a basket of colorful handknit sheep (I think there are pigs and roosters in there, too):

National Museum of the American Indian


Lots of textiles to be inspired by. I've love to make a knock-off version of the bobble sheep- they would make the cutest ornaments.

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