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North American Indian and Native Hawaiian Quilt Collection

Lawrence Wester
Hopi, Hotevilla, Third Mesa, Arizona
Cotton with polyester filling
39" x 47 1/4”
MSUM 1996:149.2
Photo by Doug Elbinger, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

Butterfly dances are held annually in many villages and butterflies are popular motifs on quilts, including those given at Hopi baby-naming ceremonies.

From To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions

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