Collection: Cultural Anthropology

Catalogue number: H4-1-710

Category: Built Environment Artifacts
Classification: Furnishings
Sub-classification: Bedding
Object Term: Quilt, Bed


Product Description

This beautiful star blanket was created by an unknown quilter from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation in southwest Manitoba. Star motifs were traditionally painted on bison hide but as the numbers of animals declined, First Nations women turned to other materials. A traditional morning star pattern consists of eight large diamonds each made of 25 smaller diamonds. Star quilts are given as gifts to demonstrate respect and honour for the recipient. These types of quilts are also used to mark the birth of a new baby or as a memorial for a deceased community member.

$250 adoption includes:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Opportunity to share personal story or description of what the artifact means to you
  • Tax receipt for $250
  • Invitation to Museum event