Native American Art at Dwell

At our Dwell on Design show home, we’ll be exhibiting beautiful works of art by members of the Fort Peck tribes. We’ll also be auctioning each piece – anyone can bid on one of these stunning and rare works of art – and support Native American artists and Make It Right.

Ledger Art

Ledger art is a term for Plains Indian narrative drawing or painting on paper or cloth. The term comes from the accounting ledger books that were a common source of paper for Plains Indians during the late 19th century, upon the arrival of traders, government agents and missionaries.

Ledger art flourished primarily from the 1860s to the 1920s – and is still maintained today by artists like Darryl Growing Thunder.

LivingAsOne_DarrylGrowingThunder

BuffaloHunt_DarrylGrowingThunder

Click here to all ledger art for auction at Dwell on Design.

 

Star Quilt

Native American tribes from the Great Plains use star quilts as both a practical replacement of buffalo robes and a storytelling device. The star quilt medium is one of the traditional art forms popular among the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes of NE Montana. This star quilt was made by Rose Atkinson, an accomplished quilter who learned the art from her grandmother.

Final Star Quilt On Quietude Wall Paint

Click here to learn more about star quilts and the artist.

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