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Multicolor cotton patchwork skirt with rickrack / Tahoma Osceola

Essay/Description

Predominatly red patchwork skirt

Curatorial Remarks

Seminole patchwork dresses and skirts are unique, and they likely have African influence. The Gullah people would flee from South Carolina into Florida as a journey to freedom, and some Gullah people adopted Seminole as their language and culture.

Tags: skirt, patchwork, Seminole, West African influence, Gullah
People: Seminole
Places: Southeast, Eastern Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Multicolor cotton patchwork skirt with rickrack
Creator(s): 
Tahoma Osceola (Artist)
Culture: 
Native American; Seminole
Date: 
1997
Materials/Techniques: 
cotton, sythentic fiber
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Franki Van Johnson Fund
Accession No: 
99.212
Previous Number(s): 
tl1997.26.3
Department: 
Not On View

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