Collection: Beadwork

Traditional beadwork is a culturally rich and significant art form with roots dating back millennia. Indigenous communities across the continent, such as Anishinaabe, Dene and Lakota peoples have crafted intricate beadwork that communicates stories, identities, and heritage. Introduced by European traders and settlers in the 17th century, glass beads revolutionized this craft. Beadwork holds immense importance, serving as a form of cultural expression and family heirlooms. It showcases remarkable artistry, with artisans meticulously creating intricate designs that symbolize Indigenous traditions and spirituality. Today, beadwork remains a vibrant testament to cultural pride and creativity, linking generations and preserving Indigenous heritage.