Mohawk, St. Regis Mohawk Reservation
Marlana Thompson is Mohawk from the Wolf Clan. She was born and raised in Akwesasne, where she lives with her husband, Wayne Baker and their children. She has been sewing, beading and creating pieces of art since she was seven years old, mainly for herself for ceremonies and powwows and now does it full time under her label Okwa:ho Creations.
Marlana incorporates all the life elements in all her works of art. Combining the traditional touches to the styles of today. Many of Marlana’s works have been show in fashion shows during the Toronto Sky Dome Powwow, in the Museum in Bonne Germany, a museum in NY, and the Akwesasne International Powwow also well as local fashion and art shows. Setting up at powwows and art shows in both the US and Canada, she is also a Story Boot artist with Manitobah Mukluks. One of her specialties is working with her clients and coming up with designs to reflect that person individuality and spirit with the use of various mediums.
Okwaho Creations offers detailed workshops on many different mediums such as: (but not limited to) ribbon skirts, medicine pouches and moccasins. All necessary materials needed for the workshop will be provided. Please note that all workshop groups must contain minimum of 4 participants, maximum of 12 participants. No experience required! Feel free to contact Okwaho Creations for further information on pricing and dates.
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