Authenticity and Knowledge are key elements of my work. I use my imagery to tell stories, to make a statement, not always subtle. My fabric art is an opportunity to teach about our culture, to show true depictions. I am known for weaving ribbons, vibrant colors and elaborate stitching in my pieces. Having my works in museums is such a thrill: my works are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Eitlejorg, the New York State Museum, The Seneca Nation of Indians Museum (Seneca-Iroquois National Museum) and the Pequot Museum. MoMA took one of my works for over two years for an exhibit.
I enjoy making original fashion items also. My distinctive woven ribbonwork embellishes custom coats, dress shirts and dresses. Two of my daughters, Shquanebin and Naquaqua, now work with me and are established designers in their own right. We make over 50 products, both clothing and home goods for the whole family. So we created a single company, Longhaus of Lone, to take our fashion designs to the world. We are thankful for this creative outlet and hope everyone enjoys our works and as much as we enjoy making them.
6951 Council House Road
Tonawanda Seneca Reservation
Via Basom, NY 14013
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