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Mountainflower, Sage

“My name is Sage Mountainflower. I am a beadwork artist and indigenous fashion designer. I from Ohkay Owingeh, Taos Pueblo, and the Navajo Nation.

I began this endeavor as a mother creating traditional and contemporary attire for my children. I learned to bead by observing my mother and my aunties as a young girl. I watched my parents create in the realm of art, from beadwork, to painting, sketching, writing and making music.

Back in 2014, I entered the native fashion world as designer during Santa Fe Indian Market Contemporary Clothing contest. In 2018, I entered into Santa Fe Indian Market as a beadwork artist by creating beaded handbags, embellished hats and hatbands and earrings. I later added the textile work after I created the Wrapping jacket, that emulates the blanket worn in the pueblo communities.

The breath of my work represents who I am as native woman and my background as an environmental scientist where my designs illustrate the relationship between the people and the natural world. I emerge natural elements into my designs which creates an immersion story and my unique style.”

Episode: Indigenous Fashion Designer, Sage Mountainflower