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30 Stunning Designs from Indigenous Makers on Instagram

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Warren Steven Scott
A collection of beautiful works I’ve been collecting on Instagram for the past few months from Indigenous makers in both Canada and the U.S. If you’re interested, I also created a guide for them on the new Guides feature on Instagram. You can find it beside the “Reels” section or click here.  
 
NO. 1

Nlaka’pamux Nation, British Columbia
Designer
Double Bar Earrings (Above)

NO. 2

Coquille/Miluk and Chinook Indian Nation

Oregon Potlach Blanket

Shirod Younker
NO. 3

Luiseño, Shoshone‑Bannock, Wailaki and Okinawan
Beadwork
Panel Cuff with Antique Beads

Jamie Okuma cuff
NO. 4

Cherokee, Washington, Utah
Beadwork

Kamama beadwork
NO. 5

Luiseño, Shoshone‑Bannock, Wailaki and Okinawan
Designer
The Winter Kimono

Jamie Okuma
NO. 6

Diné
Weaver
Saddle Blankets

Naomi Glasses Saddle Blanket
NO. 7

Acoma Pueblo Jewelry
Kasheeshi Earrings

Michelle Lowdon Jewelry
NO. 8

By Michelle Lowden
Acoma Pueblo
Balance Throw Blanket

(Vogue)

Milo Creations Blanket
NO. 9

Apsaalooke
Beader

Elias Jade Not Afraid Jewelry
NO. 10

Luiseño, Shoshone‑Bannock, Wailaki and Okinawan
Moccasins

Jamie Okuma Moccasins
NO. 11

By Michelle Lowden
Acoma Pueblo
Hand painted Jewelry

Milo Creations earrings
NO. 12

Luiseño, Shoshone‑Bannock, Wailaki and Okinawan
Beadwork

Jamie Okuma beadwork
NO. 13

Ojibwe
Beadwork

Gustafson beadwork
NO. 14

Bolo Ties for By Yellowtail

Robin Shield Bolo Tie
NO. 15

L’éiw Yéil, L’uknax.ádi, Digináa Hít daxh, Wooshkeetaan yádi, Xéitl Hít daxh
Juneau, Alaska
Weaving

Lituya Art Weaving
NO. 16

Oglala Lakota, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
South Dakota
Beadwork

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Molina Parker beadwork
NO. 17

Acoma Pueblo
Balance Blanket

Michelle Lowdon blanket
NO. 18

Blackfeet Nation
Montana
Emergence Earrings

John Pepion earrings
NO. 19

Cherokee, Washington , Utah
Beadwork
“One That Blooms” Earrings

Kamama beadwork
NO. 20

Ishbinaache ‑ Protector “Crow Scout Curley”
47”x36” Oil on Canvas
Montana

Ben Pease art
NO. 21

Ch’a Lyan JiNaedi áyá
Beadwork

Nae Brown beadwork
NO. 22

Luiseño, Shoshone‑Bannock, Wailaki and Okinawan 

Designer

Mask

Jamie Okuma mask
NO. 23

Luiseño, Shoshone‑Bannock, Wailaki and Okinawan
Dentalium and Quillwork Earrings

Okuma Parker Quillwork
NO. 24

By Michelle Lowden
Acoma Pueblo
Chasing My Dreams Earrings

Milo Creations earrings disk
NO. 25

White Otter Designs

Anishnaabe
Beadwork

White Otter Designs beadwork
NO. 26

Anishinaabe
Quill Beadwork on Birch Bark

NO. 27

Arikata/Hidatsa Nation
Handmade Custom Mocassins

White Bear Mocassins

Jan Halvarson

Jan founded Poppytalk in 2005 while a student at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now ECU) to catalogue inspiration from typography to interior design. Since then she’s collaborated with Target (creating a limited edition glamping collection), a wallpaper collection with Milton & King, as well has written as a contributor at Wired, Martha Stewart and Huffington Post.

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