[Pictured: Jamie Okuma (Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock, United States, 1963); Designer: Shoes designed by Christian Louboutin; “Adaptation II,” 2012, Leather, glass beads, porcupine quills, sterling silver cones, brass sequins, chicken feathers, cloth, deer rawhide, buckskin. Bequest of Virginia Doneghy, by exchange, 2012.68.1a,b, © 2012 Jamie Okuma]
Award winning artist Jamie Okuma applied a Native American aesthetic to a pair of Christian Louboutin stilettos. Meticulously beaded and quilled, they are a contemporary version of highly decorated moccasins. @j.okuma researches historic artwork but updates the aesthetic to appeal to contemporary Native tastes and concerns.
Minneapolis Institute of Art: Celebrate and honor Native American heritage and contemporary culture with art, stories, videos, virtual exhibitions and more this month (and always)!
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