NativeNerdery

Potawatomi-made Native jewelry and custom regalia

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Note from shop owner Bozho! Thank you for checking out my shop. I'm currently working on a couple substantial custom orders that will take several months to complete, and cannot take any orders at this time. Apologies!

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Last updated on Sep 20, 2022

Bozho! Thank you for checking out my shop. I'm currently working on a couple substantial custom orders that will take several months to complete, and cannot take any orders at this time. Apologies!

Blaire

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About NativeNerdery

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It took generations to get here

Bozho! (Hello)! Thanks for taking the time to read this brief shop story. My name is Blaire and I'm a mother, a professor, and an artist. I'm enrolled in the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi -- a federally recognized tribe in southewest Michigan and northern Indiana. I use both traditional and experiemental methods in my designs, but stick to woodland as well as prairie-style beadwork as foundational styles.
What many folks don't know about Native American beadwork is that it's often learned from our grandmothers, aunties, uncles, etc. Beaders inherit the traditional knowledge related to this artform from their families and communities. So, when you buy a piece of jewerly or other beadwork item, you're getting a product that encapsulates generations of acquired knowledge and hundreds of years of aesthetic development unique to that tribal community and that particular artist.

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  • Blaire Topash-Caldwell

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    m o t h e r | indigenous | a r t i s t @neshnab_nerd_art

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Last updated on February 22, 2014

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