Stunning Beaded Boots from Jamie Okuma

Stunning Beaded Boots from Jamie Okuma

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown September 21st, 2014 Blog

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Wow! On a recent post on Facebook, artist Jamie Okuma (Luiseño/Shoshone-Bannock) shared some stunning beaded boots she had been working on for the past year.

“Finally…… after almost a year, here they are. These fully beaded boots will be on their way to the Peabody Essex Museum for the exhibition “Native Fashion Now” opening in mid 2015.”

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I cannot even begin to fathom the painstaking process to get all those beads on there. But Jamie is an expert! At the age of 22, Okuma was the youngest artist to date to win the Best of Show at the Santa Fe Indian Market.

Check out this interview with Jamie from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

You can find some of her work for sale at Beyond Buckskin. Make sure you follow her on Facebook for more fashion finds.

 

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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