Auntie Kept Our Stories - Art Card
Auntie Kept Our Stories
Kristi Bridgeman & Lisa Shepherd
Storytelling is a deeply important part of Métis community. The stories our relations tell share insight into who we are and where we come from. They help to keep the fabric of the culture, the values and beliefs strong through the generations. There always seems to be at least one storykeeper in every family.
Auntie Kept Our Stories is a window into the sitting room of Auntie’s house, with a carefully stitched Métis beadwork valance, and an L’Assomption sash draped across crewelwork. Tastefully decorating the home is a wall pocket, picture frame and scissor pocket beaded in very old style of the Haudenosaunee. Aunty made even a dirt floor home warm and beautiful!
Mixed media: glass and crystal beads, kookum print cotton fabric, ultra suede, watercolour, pastel sgraffito on paper.
Blank inside. Description of art on back of the card. Envelope included. Printed in Canada on recycled FSC paper.