Winnebago Quilts: Honor and Celebration
The quilt pattern most associated with Plains Indians is a Star quilt, an eight-pointed star made of hundreds of diamond-shaped pieces. It fit well with the Winnebago own tradition of using star motifs on buffalo robes.
White Buffalo Quilt; 2009. 96 inches square. Hand pieced and quilted by Velma Alaniz. White Buffalo Woman is a powerful deity and messenger. Photo courtesy of Muriel Walker.