Marlana Thompson, Indigenous artist, first nations, crafts, craft maker, indigenous arts collective of canada, pass the feather.

Marlana Thompson

MOHAWK ARTIST

Marlana Thompson is Mohawk from the Wolf Clan. She was born and raised in Akwesasne, where she lives with her husband, Wayne Baker and their children.  She has been sewing, beading and creating pieces of art since she was seven years old, mainly for herself for ceremonies and powwows and now does it full time under her label Okwa:ho Creations. Marlana incorporates all the life elements in all her works of art. Combining the traditional touches to the styles of today. Many of Marlana’s works have been show in fashion shows during the Toronto Sky Dome Powwow, in the Museum in Bonne Germany, a museum in NY, and the Akwesasne International Powwow also well as local fashion and art shows. Setting up at powwows and art shows in both the US and Canada, she is also a Story Boot artist with Manitobah Mukluks. One of her specialties is working with her clients and coming up with designs to reflect that person individuality and spirit with the use of various mediums.

Marlana Thompson, Indigenous artist, first nations, crafts, craft maker, indigenous arts collective of canada, pass the feather.

Traditional Outfits

Traditional ribbon shirt and outfits for the entire family. Please contact for available styles.

Marlana Thompson, Indigenous artist, first nations, crafts, craft maker, indigenous arts collective of canada, pass the feather.

Custom beadwork

Beadwork available on all outfits, special requests such as beaded logos, barrettes and earrings.

Marlana Thompson, Indigenous artist, first nations, crafts, craft maker, indigenous arts collective of canada, pass the feather.

Custom Leather Work

Custom made leather clothing, moccasins, bags and pouches.

Marlana Thompson, Indigenous artist, first nations, crafts, craft maker, indigenous arts collective of canada, pass the feather.

Feather Work

Wide range of feather barrettes, dance fans, dance staffs and wall hangings.

Marlana Thompson, Indigenous artist, first nations, crafts, craft maker, indigenous arts collective of canada, pass the feather.

Baby Bags & Quilts

Custom designs, baby bags and baby quilts.

Marlana Thompson, Indigenous artist, first nations, crafts, craft maker, indigenous arts collective of canada, pass the feather.

Accessories

Belts, scarfs, bags, purses, pillows and smudge rollers.

Marlana Thompson, Indigenous artist, first nations, crafts, craft maker, indigenous arts collective of canada, pass the feather.

Raised Beaded Purses

Fully lined raised beaded purse with ribbon braided strap and delicate twist fringe. The class will include a kit to bead and all materials needed will be provided.

Marlana Thompson, Indigenous artist, first nations, crafts, craft maker, indigenous arts collective of canada, pass the feather.

Powwow Outfits

Fancy shawl, jingle, grass, traditional men’s and ladies as well as tiny tot versions of these different dance styles.

Marlana Thompson, Indigenous artist, first nations, crafts, craft maker, indigenous arts collective of canada, pass the feather.

Alterations/Repairs

Alterations and repairs to any clothing. Please contact for more info.

Workshops

Okwaho Creations offers detailed workshops on many different mediums such as: (but not limited to) ribbon skirts, medicine pouches and moccasins. All necessary materials needed for the workshop will be provided. Please note that all workshop groups must contain minimum of 4 participants, maximum of 12 participants.  No experience required! Feel free to contact Okwaho Creations for further information on pricing and dates.

Marlana Thompson, Indigenous artist, first nations, crafts, craft maker, indigenous arts collective of canada, pass the feather.
Marlana Thompson, Indigenous artist, first nations, crafts, craft maker, indigenous arts collective of canada, pass the feather.
Marlana Thompson, Indigenous artist, first nations, crafts, craft maker, indigenous arts collective of canada, pass the feather.
Akwesasne, New York

marlanathompson1313@gmail.com

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Marlana Thompson, Indigenous artist, first nations, crafts, craft maker, indigenous arts collective of canada, pass the feather.