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The Bright Star
Paula White
Ojibwa, Bena, Minnesota
Cotton with polyester filling
58" x 82”
MSUM 1996:97.1
Photo by Doug Elbinger, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

Paula White, of Bena, Minnesota, created this Bright Star Quilt where two bands of rainbow-colored fabrics at top and bottom frame a star of matching colors. Unlike many quilters who shy away from using black, White often employs this color as a symbol of grieving and healing.

From To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions

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