Starr Hardridge

Mvskoke Ribbons

Acrylic on canvas, 36"h x 36"w, Item No. 16427,


The ribbon dance is a women’s dance, the satiny embellishments are lines connecting each generation to the next.  They are a form of futurity; the ribbons carry the thoughts, prayers, and love from grandma, to mom, to daughter, to granddaughter—from one corn harvest to the next. From one season of life to the next.  The lines do not stop, and neither do the prayers.

-Laura Harjo