Title

Good Things from Maine: Reviving a Lost Art

Authors

Melissa Lizotte

Source

Down East

Date

2-2020

Pages

33-34

Abstract

Jennifer Pictou of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs of the Mi'kmaw Nation is working to revive quill embroidery in her community. Once famous for their porcupine quill embroidery, the skills died out as large numbers of Micmacs perished from diseases brought by European colonists. Tara Francis, a Micmac artist from New Brunswick, is teaching quillwork at the band's community center in Presque Isle.

Subjects

Quillwork, Micmac art, Aroostook Band of Micmacs

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