Elva Diabo (Kanien’kehá:ka) is a self-taught artist from Kahnawake. Although she likes to make beaded objects for her family and friends, she has refused to sell any, claiming that it takes too much time to produce them. We see her style in this leather handbag made in 1997. It demonstrates the link between traditional content and contemporary style very well.
The McCord Museum of Canadian History

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