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Maya Stewart

Textiles

About

As a member of the Chickasaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Choctaw tribes, I have a different point of view in fashion. I find inspiration in the history of the Southeastern tribes and draw on the artistic nature of my American Indian heritage. 

Always striving to improve awareness of the beauty of my culture, I have introduced Native American patchwork to a new generation in the form of brilliantly detailed wall hangings and handbags. I incorporate Native American designs with a contemporary twist, becoming part of a movement of artists who are creating modern decorative objects in an ancient manner. 

As a designer, I value quality over quantity and style over trend.  I have created a design that expresses Native American roots with contemporary, sustainable style that will live on after end use.