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Materials Related to Sewing
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Ojibwa Sewn Bead Designs
by Illinois State Museum
Activity geared to grades 6-9 to examine and recreate the Ojibwa sewn beading styles that were influenced by seventeenth-century French floral embroidery and fabric prints imported by French traders, using beaded objects found in the museum's collections and on the web. Includes discussion of Ojibwa beading styles and their motifs. Addresses the Illinois State Board of Education Goals and Standards for the Visual Arts and Social Science.
|Grade Level: 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Art and Culture; History and Social Studies
|Resource Type: Activities
|Subjects: Sewing; Beadwork; Crafts; Ojibwe Indians; Decorative arts; Decoration and ornament
Geographic locations: United States
Illinois State Museum
502 South Spring Street
Springfield IL 62706-5000