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Bandolier Bag Workshop (a continuation) with Denise Silva-Dennis
July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Be sure not to miss our forthcoming Bandolier Bag workshop ( a continuation of our last two workshops ) on Friday, July 7th, starting from 6pm and lasting until 8pm, hosted at Ma’s House! This captivating session will be conducted by the talented Shinnecock artist, Denise Silva-Dennis, and it aims to take a deep dive into the vibrant cultural heritage of Bandolier Bags, a tradition rooted in Algonquin-speaking tribes like the Ojibwe, Chippewa, Potawatomi, Ottawa, among others.
These bags, initially used as compact hunting pouches for men, have morphed through the ages into larger, more complex works of art, adorned with a multitude of designs including floral patterns, berries, geometric figures, and animal representations.
During our workshop, we will walk you through the steps of crafting your very own Bandolier Bag from leather. You’ll have the chance to customize your bag with stencils and indelible markers, producing a pattern that echoes your unique aesthetic. While we won’t have the luxury of two years, as per traditional crafting methods, to finalize our bags, we’ll embed beads sewn onto different areas of the bag to elevate the design.
Please keep in mind that you’ll need to RSVP for this event, as we have a limited capacity of just 12 seats. All necessary materials for the workshop will be supplied, and the event is open to all members of the public. Make sure you claim your spot today for this one-of-a-kind cultural and creative journey!