Porcupine Quill Embroidery on the Plains: From Center to Fringe
September 14, 2019 | 11 am–noon|
Free, but ticket required
The annual Donald Danforth Jr. Lecture on Native American Art will be given by Candace S. Greene, ethnologist emeritus and research associate, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution
Embroidery using brilliantly dyed porcupine quills was once the most prominent and prestigious of crafts among Plains Indian women. This talk will showcase some early examples of this beautiful art form and explore how it moved from center stage to appear most commonly in a secondary role as the wrapping on fringe.
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The Farrell Auditorium
One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis,