traditional and contemporary Wabanaki beadwork
Exhibits, Shows, Classes
My Beaded Purses
History of Beaded Purses
Video Making of Hood
Instructions and Pattern
Honoring Native Women
How to Do Raised Beadwork
How to Bead Around Cabs
How to bead corn earrings
Fourth in the Series "The Strength of the Nation Lies With the Women"
Grandmother Doris Minckler (Grandmother Morning Dove)
Grandmother Doris 1926-1997 was Abenaki/Mohawk and beloved by the Abenaki community.
Although I never had the opportunity to meet Grandmother Doris, many have shared their stories with me
of her kind and caring nature and her deeply spiritual gifts.
the beaded portrait contains over 10,000 beads and took 65 hours to complete on a large beading loom.....the loom beaded portrait was then sewn onto a bag I made out of velvet......
currently on display as part of
ALNOBAK: WEARING OUR HERITAGE traveling exhibit 2018
Dr. Margaret (Marge) Bruchac
Marge Bruchac portrait 15,000 beads
2012 funded by a grant from NEFA
exhibited at the Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine , Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH and Boston Children's Museum
Grandmother Mali Keating (Abenaki)
exhibited at the Abbe Museum Bar Harbor, Maine and Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH
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Molly Spotted Elk (Penobscot) private collection
Rhonda Besaw • living in the "Great North Woods" of New Hampshire • 603-837-3381 •
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