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Thread: My latest - a gift from a city to a tribe

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    Junior Member barbgooch's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    A great piece of history and art.

    Now - educate me - what are the two things in the middle - I get the fish/worship/boats/clothing - but I have no idea what they are - the lower one looks like a shoulder pad or shield to me - and I'm about 99% sure that is NOT what it is!
    A lot of people didn't recognize them. The top brown one represents a cedar bark hat. The shape is very common to the tribe. I saw several of them worn at the dedication ceremony.

    Concurrently, the other one is a Viking helmet. I was told by a local who runs a Nordic Gift Shop in Poulsbo - they DID NOT HAVE HORNS as commonly depicted. She showed me several historical books that showed the viking rulers wore helmets without the horns.

    I used raffia for the cedar bark hat and wove it into the shape. I used silk dupioni for the viking helmet and decorative stitching, then stuffed it a bit to give it some shape.

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    How wonderful! I'd say you accomplished the task with great talent. And I'd guess that this gorgeous quilt will be around for many many generations to come. Congratulations!
    Krystyna
    Feel the fear and do it anyway!

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    very creative,you did a terrific job
    lp

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    Awesome quilt! It was so nice of you to "step up" and commit to doing it!
    God bless you!

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    Junior Member barbgooch's Avatar
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    UPDATE!!!! My commissioned quilt "The Poulsbo Quilt" is now on permanent display in the foyer of the Suquamish Museum!!! For those of you who live in Kitsap/Pierce/King/Snohomish Counties in Western Washington, this is a must see museum! The Suquamish Tribe did a beautiful job of displaying the artifacts of their culture. I am so proud to have some of my own artwork hanging in a museum!

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