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Hexagon Basket
Bernice Blakney
Nebraska Santee Sioux and Yankton Sioux, Niobrara, Nebraska
Cotton with polyester filling
90" x 96 1/2”
MSUM 1996:131.1
Photo by KEVA, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

Blakney makes quilts for burials, memorial giveaways, to honor returning veterans, graduates, newborn babies, and when sundancers finish their four-year pledge period. She is known both for her star quilts and versions of the Grandmother's flower garden pattern.

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