Women, Tradition, and Plateau Indian Art (Photo Diary)

As Grandmother Taught: Women, Tradition and Plateau Art was a special exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane, Washington. The Plateau Culture Area is basically the area between the Cascade Mountains and the Rocky Mountains.

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According to the Museum display:

“Women have been the primary makers of the functional forms necessary to everyday life; materials and techniques are time-honed, having been perfected over generations. Though traditional ways of life have evolved, women still carry forward this knowledge.”

 photo P1070353_zpsluf1kpo6.jpg Shown above is a twined cylinder gathering bag.  photo P1070355_zps1xsbcqwg.jpg Shown above is a Nez Perce beaded woman’s hat.  photo P1070357_zpsemhfh41j.jpg Shown above is a Coeur d’Alene beaded pouch.  photo P1070359_zpsmkncsbul.jpg Shown above is a Klickitat imbricated coiled basket.  photo P1070361_zpsnoc5itrg.jpg Shown above is a beaded bag.  photo P1070363_zpspox06jgb.jpg Shown above are Coeur d’Alene miniature woven baskets.  photo P1070365_zpsxe3rle0n.jpg Shown above are a Coeur d’Alene beaded purse and coin purse.  photo P1070372_zpsfkemmiow.jpg Shown above is a photograph of Mourning Dove.

Mourning Dove was a writer, feminist, and activist.

 photo P1070393_zpsnao1j3b0.jpg  photo P1070394_zpsyuvfzicg.jpg  photo P1070429_zpswltypnjg.jpg Shown above are baskets made by Bernadine Phillips from the Colville Reservation.  photo P1070446_zpsa5rglhnl.jpg Shown above are baskets from the Salish-speaking Thompson River Band.  photo P1070462_zpsigo5ty9m.jpg Shown above are baskets from the Fraser River Band (Sto:lo).  photo P1070468_zpsvq4vdqwd.jpg  photo P1070485_zpsbuqtan4e.jpg Shown above is a Nez Perce doll.  photo P1070497_zpsz90k3mt6.jpg Shown above is a beaded wool dress from the Flathead Reservation and a woman’s beaded bag.  photo P1070499_zpsejhpwync.jpg Shown above is a cloth dress.  photo P1070501_zpsmdwwmzbm.jpg Shown above are Nez Perce beaded cuffs.  photo P1070503_zpsud6zsqao.jpg  photo P1070508_zpsw1uj0eph.jpg  photo P1070515_zpsruh2q7ee.jpg Shown above is a cloth shell dress and a toy Nez Perce cradle board.  photo P1070517_zpsnjfun3cu.jpg Shown above is a beaded wool dress from the Flathead Reservation and a woman’s beaded bag.

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