November 28, 2009

Native weaver's wearable art

Blue Dome to display weaver's wearable art

By Christine SteeleDay was raised on the Osage Reservation near Pawhuska, Okla., and is of French and American Indian descent. His designs have influences of American Indian and Catholic traditions, both of which he observed while growing up on the reservation and serving as an altar boy in the mission church.

Using the traditional garments of the native peoples of the American Southwest and Mexico as a guide, Day weaves contemporary fibers in vibrant colors into a modern version of the poncho and the triangular poncho known as the quechquemitl and creates his own contemporary wearable art creations.
Comment:  For a related subject, see Tlingit Weaver Is Cultural Treasure.

Below:  "Crane Day shows some of his wearable art at the 2006 Spring Artisan's Market sponsored by the Tucson Museum of Art."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nitpick: it's "altar boy", not "alter boy".