Deerskin Painting Workshop with Kerri Helme

Friday, March 6, 2020

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown

Sayles Hall


Paintwork is a method of adorning clothing and personal items that has been used for thousands of years by Wampanoag and other Indigenous people. Intricate designs painted with mineral pigments provide a wearable canvas for self-expression and community and family affiliation.

Mashpee Wampanoag master artist, Kerri Helme will lead a workshop for participants in sewing and painting a peetôk – a small bag made out of deerskin. Using tools out of bone, quill and turkey beard, participants will have the opportunity to learn traditional techniques of applying pigments to the material.

All materials will be provided. This Free Event is Limited to 20 participants - This event is FULL, sign up for the Waitlist! 

Supported by generous donors to the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum and by Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown.