Bright, detailed patchwork patterns make clothing instantly recognizable. Seminole patchwork is like nothing else, and reflects identity, culture, and fashion over time. But what makes something patchwork? This week, join us as we look at Seminole patchwork, what it is, and how it developed and changed over the last century.
1910s-1920s: Seminole Dolls
Welcome back to the second part of this month’s installment of Decades of Seminole Tourism. Last week, we gave a brief overview of the shifts in Seminole tourism from 1910-1920. This week, join us as we learn about the importance of Seminole dolls, their history, and how they embody Seminole resilience and resistance.
Seminole Makers: Sweetgrass Baskets
Last week, we explored the history of Seminole basket-making. This week, join us as we take a look at Seminole basket makers, how important it is to support traditional makers, and threats to the craft.
The History of Seminole Sweetgrass Baskets
Have you ever seen a Seminole sweetgrass basket? Seminole sweetgrass baskets gained popularity in the 20th century when they were sold to tourists. Follow along as we learn about Seminole crafts, sweetgrass baskets, and the importance of keeping Seminole crafting traditions alive!