Blackfoot Boy's Shirt
Margaret Wood and Una Jarvis
Navajo/Seminole, Phoenix, Arizona
90" x 90”
Photo by Doug Elbinger, all rights reseved by the
Michigan State University Museum
This quilt was an adapted design from a Blackfoot boy's painted
and beaded tanned leather shirt made c1870.
||My work in quilts and clothing is based upon centuries
of Native American fiber and arts tradition. In accordance with
a long history of embracing new materials and decorative ideas,
I consider my work a continuation of the evolution of Native
American fashion and decorative work.