Saturday, February 14, 2009
Celebrating Turtle Island!
Here is a dress that was inspired by the local Turtle clan teachings I have heard about from meeting Mohawk/Haudenoshaunee locals.
With a west coast accent on this turtle, I am learning as a textile artist the power of oral teachings can be expressed through animal images.
Although, I may not come from a cultural background that offer teachings from the symbolic turtle, I still have much I can learn from respecting the variety of teachings animal symbols offer from other Aboriginal cultures from across the country.
Photo by Nadya Kwandibens