Lakota Star Quilts Jun 2, 2008 18:11:41 GMT -5
Post by clw on Jun 2, 2008 18:11:41 GMT -5
There's an excellent article here explaining this modern expression of the old ways....
"As if lying against a night sky, the center star explodes from its background in a dynamic burst of pattern and color. Flawless in its execution, the eight-pointed star in the center of the quilt reflects the care and skill of its maker. The projecting design recalls the circles of eagle feather bonnets, the rays of the sun, and the morning star - all of which are found on painted buffalo robes from the past. The star quilt is an ironic example of the transformation of an adopted art form."