Height: 12" Tall
Materials: Grain Leather
Sole: Tipi Vibram
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Manitobah Mukluks is dedicated to sharing success and our platform with Indigenous artists and creators. We designed this limited edition Okuma Mukluk in collaboration with Jamie Okuma...there are only 150 pairs available!
About the Artist "Jamie Okuma"
As early as Jamie Okuma can remember her life has been in the art world in one way or another. Her mother Sandra was a graphic artist and worked at MCA records when Jamie was a child. During her time there she produced album covers for Lynard Skynyrd and Cher to name a few. After high school Okuma took a few graphic design classes at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA before attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. From the age of 18 she has been a professional artist completely devoted to her art. She has exhibited her work at the Heard Indian market in Phoenix, Az and at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market in Santa Fe, NM. She has garnered a total of five Best in Show Awards. Two from the Heard, and three from the Santa Fe Indian Market. One of only two artists to achieve this distinction. Okuma has work in the permanent collections of The Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.
About the Art:
“I chose to create a stylized floral design that is a staple element in the Plateau / Great Basin design aesthetic. The colours I chose are also common in this style of bead-work and has become a signature colour combination in my work.” - Jamie Okuma
Care instructions: Our artist collaborations are printed on painted, delicate, white leather. They are not waterproof and should not be worn in muddy slush. Please spray them carefully with high-quality, new, silicon-based spray. Wear and tear can be covered with white shoe polish.Beadwork and material colour may vary from photograph