What We Wear Exhibit

    What We Wear Exhibit

    "What We Wear" exemplifies modern Indigenous design of clothing and adornment worn by our tribal citizens. Traditional and contemporary clothing or regalia are as diverse as the tribes they represent--from ribbon work of the plains Osage tribe to the beaded Choctaw collar necklace or an exquisite Chickasaw finger-woven belt; they are all very unique with special meaning or purpose.

    The work the twelve Indigenous artists present to us here is a powerful mode of self-expression that also carries with it their family heritage. There are cultural details represented in a contemporary manner, like the stripes of a ribbon skirt found in a painting or a spiral or flower in a beadwork design. 

    Look at the traditional aspect of the work shared and learn about the significance the clothing, jewelry, purses, hats and moccasins carry with it in “What We Wear” in our daily lives.

    “What We Wear” is made possible with the generous support of the Allied Arts Educational Outreach Program.
    Red Earth, Inc. is an Allied Arts member agency and is funded in part by the Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund.
    Red Earth, Inc. is a 501 c3 non-profit organization with a mission to promote the rich traditions of  American Indian arts and cultures through education, a premiere festival, a museum and fine art markets.



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