Marilyn Russell unfurls a quilt at Tommaney Hall at Haskell Indian Nations University. Haskell is opening "Native Threads," a traveling exhibit of quilts that represent native traditions.
Owinja Star Quilt Most Lakota star quilts are dominated by a single star; however, multiple and broken star patterns are not uncommon. At funerals, the quilt is draped behind the casket, replacing the traditional red-painted buffalo hide. Today, star quilts are one of the most valued gifts of the Sioux people, often made for “give-away” events such as memorial feasts, celebrations, naming ceremonies and marriages.