"Aamaawia Paankossaakani" (Honey bee)
Type of art: Beadwork / Quillwork
Our brother the little honeybee for whom we are all dependent upon.
Materials: Closure 1940's cut glass amber cab, size 11' seed beads, bone hair pipe, cut large beads and inspirational discs
Technique: Beadwork embroidery and wrapped beadwork
Size: 22" long w/ handle, 5" at widest point
Miami of Oklahoma
Katrina Mitten is a citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, an award winning artist in beading for over 45 years. Katrina has practiced traditional Great Lakes embroidery style native beadwork through study of family heirlooms, museum collections and practice. The imagery she creates is inspired by the world around her. Her works have been acquired by the Miami Tribe, national museums and private collectors. Illustrating the value she places on education. Katrina has been a corporate lecturer, contributed to elementary, secondary and university level educational programs, and featured in documentary films. “My teachers are the bead workers of the past.”