The final demonstration in our "Echoes of Tradition: The Language of Dance" series features traditional outfit making with Teioshakentihson Elijah. Teio is Akwesasne Mohawk and the owner of Shaking Reeds Designs which specializes in custom made Iroquois clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. Her work includes painstakingly beaded collars and cuffs, beaded and appliquéd ribbon shirts and skirts, breech cloths and leggings. Teio’s designs have been represented in Indigenous fashion shows in Massena, NY and in the spring of 2020 in New York City.
The Echoes series at the Iroquois Museum focuses on the making of rattles, instruments, and regalia that support and are inspired by Haudenosaunee/Iroquois social dance. Teioshakentihson Elijah, and others who bring their immense creativity to the continuation of these art forms, are active collaborators in the sustainability of a living tradition. Free with museum admission.