Title: Colorful Patchwork / Description: Shortly before 1920, a new decorative technique was developed by Seminole women - the now famous patchwork. Early designs were blocks or bars of alternating color or often a sawtooth design. These bands of designs were sewn directly into the body of the garment, forming an integral part of it. Patchwork was rapidly adopted as a way to further embellish the already colorful clothing.

Title: Colorful Patchwork / Description: Shortly before a new decorative…

Seminole Tribe - The word Seminole is a corruption of cimarrón, a Spanish term for "runaway" or "wild one", historically used for certain Native American groups in Florida.

Seminole Tribe - The word Seminole is a corruption of cimarrón, a Spanish term for "runaway" or "wild one", historically used for certain Native American groups in Florida

Seminole Doll. The Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Seminole Tribe of Florida official homepage is dedicated to the rich history, culture, and services of the Florida Seminole Indians.

Seminole ensemble in cotton, made sometime between 1800-1945 (via mociun via metropolitan museum of art)

Seminole ensemble in cotton, made between 1800 - 1945 (via Mociun via Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Fantastic website on Florida Native American Tribes

These are the original inhabitants of the area that is now Florida. There are two federally recognized Indian tribes in Florida today: Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Seminole mother with her children including five day old baby. 1948

Seminole mother, Ruby Jumper Billie, holding her old infant Billie L. Cypress by State Library and Archives of Florida 1948

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