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The Morning Star
Lula Red Cloud
Lakota Sioux, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota
Cotton with polyester filling
78" x 79”
MSUM 1996:130.1
Photo by Doug Elbinger, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

Lakota Sioux quiltmaker Lula Red Clous from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota makes quilts in star patterns for ceremonial uses as well as quilts in other patterns for other uses. The vibrant colors she prefers carry meaning, in this Morning Star Quilt, they refer to the colors of the morning sun, the earth, and the sky.

From To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions

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