Textiles by Tyra Shackleford
Size: Size 6 Dress
Tribal Affiliation: Chickasaw
Not Forgotten was designed to bring awareness to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic. Native women face murder rates 10 times higher than the nation average. The designs depicted in the quillwork and applique convey beliefs held by many Indigenous communities about our ancestors and those who are no longer with us.
Materials and Techniques:
Porcupine quills, warbla therma plastic, leather, satin, cotton, grommets, sewing thread, hook and eye, invisible zipper, fusible interfacing. Wrapped quillwork, machine and hand sewing.