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Wampanoag woven textiles
Lightning sash, finger woven, Wampanoag woven textiles, 2013; Elizabeth James-Perry (b. 1973); N. Dartmouth; Persian 3-ply wool; 3 1/4
Lightning sash, finger woven, Wampanoag woven textiles, 2013
Elizabeth James-Perry (b. 1973)
N. Dartmouth
Persian 3-ply wool
3 1/4" wide by 60" plus staggered 14" and 19" fringe
Photography by Elizabeth James-Perry
Purple Ascension; Wampanaog woven textiles; 2011: N Dartmouth; Organic hand-spun soft hemp yarn; 2 1/4
Elizabeth James Perry demonstrating her work at the 2015 Lowell Folk Festival; Wampanoag woven textiles; 2013: Lowell, Massachusetts
Hand woven textile; Woven textile; 2013: N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts; Organic handspun hemp yarn; 3 1/2
Man's Wampum armband Montaup; Wampanoag wampum; 2013: N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts; Purple and white wampum shell beads, cotton warps; 2
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Elizabeth James-Perry
North Dartmouth, MA
Elizabeth James Perry, (Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head) is a fiber artist whose work reflects time-honored Wampanoag materials, techniques, and aesthetics. A scholar of Northeastern wampum and indigenous fiber arts, her work focuses on early contact-period Northeastern Woodlands Algonquian material culture which includes woven regalia made using twining, weft weaving, natural dyes, and wampum adornment. In 2014, Elisabeth James Perry was awarded a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in the traditional arts. Selected exhibitions and commissions include the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center in Mashantucket, CT, the National Seashores Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham, MA, The Boston Children's Museum in Boston, MA, and the Aquinnah Cultural Center on Martha's Vineyard, MA.
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