© 2019 by Mikailah Thompson.

 

MEET THE ARTIST

Mikailah Thompson is a Nez Perce tribal member residing in Lapwai, ID. She is currently a student attending Lewis-Clark State College studying Business & Communication, Marketing, Leadership, and Nez Perce Language.

Thompson was taught how to bead from her grandmother, Chloe Halfmoon.

 

Her work has been purchased in states throughout the country. To her, beadwork is an art form that holds importance within many native communities. She says, "It's more than just jewelry or accessories. Many of us have beadwork that our great grandparents made or that our ancestors had. When you receive it, it's supposed to last for generations and continue to be passed down. And this is one of the key reasons I am passionate as I am about my work."

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 22, 2020                 NATIVE FASHION IN THE CITY (POSTPONED - TBA)

                                                                            Denver, Colorado

April 4, 2020                      CT VEGAN FESTIVAL (POSTPONED - TBA)

                                                                            Orange, Connecticut

August 12 - 16, 2020         SANTE FE INDIAN MARKET

                                                                             Sante Fe, New Mexico