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2016 Patchwork Inspired Ornament


Price: $14.95
Item Number: 5204
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This is our 6th EXCLUSIVE Patchwork Inspired ornament! Order today as they may be sold out tomorrow.
Seminole patchwork is made of different colored cloth torn into strips and then sewn together to make long bands of geometric patterns and designs.  The most intricate designs need to be cut and resewn many times.  Seminole patchwork has a history dating to the late 1800s and 1900s.  In the Miccosukee/Elaponkee language “patchwork” is Taweekaache, while in Creek it is Se-mo-ta-la-ky.  
The patchwork on the 2016 ornament is adapted from a skirt in the museum’s collection (accession number 1995.51.1)