Lynette La Fontaine
Beaded Earrings

Regular price $45.00
/
Size
Color

 Made in Canada

Materials: Moose Hide, Delica Beads, Swarovski Pearl, Felt, Copper Fixings

Storyboots are authentically hand-crafted by Indigenous artists.
Artists receive 100% of the proceeds of each sale.

Lynette's Story: Lynette La Fontaine, otipemisiwak artist, creates traditional and contemporary Métis artwork in the form of beading and painting. Her work is inspired by connection to land, heart, spirit, ancestors and teachings from elders and knowledge holders. Her beadwork is custom designed using traditional Métis practices and materials. No two pieces are alike. The Métis are known historically as “The Flower Beadwork People” as a result of the elaborately beaded, floral designs on garments and personal items. Lynette’s work honours this identifiable way of beading in all her unique designs.

Lynette was raised in Fraser Lake. Her Métis roots are in Northern Saskatchewan and the Red River Valley. She has been creating art all her life. Lynette is a self-taught, traditional and contemporary artist. She taught herself to bead while attending university and working with the Elders, in 2007. Since this time, she has been gathering teachings and knowledge from various community members and Elders. In 2016, Lynette received funding from the First Peoples’ Cultural Council as an emerging artist. Her mentor is Lisa Shepherd, well known Métis Artisan. Lynette’s work has increased to a more professional level in order to do commission work, start a business, and ability to share her skills and knowledge to teach others.

While the traditional and contemporary beadwork is focused, time intensive and detailed, her paintings are colourful, large scale, and abstract. She preferences acrylic paints and inks on large canvases. The paintings incorporate movement, intuition, ceremony and play. Painting allows her to create with different colour combinations, art theory, and multimedia techniques. The final products are complex due to the many layers of storytelling and mark making in her process.

SBLF190807ARG

Our Vision

Our vision is to build a vibrant, global brand that makes a significant impact in Indigenous communities.

Walk with us

Our Impact

  • Indigenous Collaboration: Sharing our success with Indigenous artists.
  • Building Capacity: Offering Indigenous employment in meaningful careers.
  • Keeping Indigenous Traditions Alive: Partnering with elders and artisans on a global scale.
  • Indigenous Partnership: Montreal Lake Business Ventures and Métis entrepreneur Sean McCormick are proud equity partners, sharing in Manitobah Mukluks' current and future success.

Art and Sole

Manufacturing

Proudly crafting the world’s finest Indigenous-inspired footwear.

At Manitobah, we use high-quality materials and talented artisans to create the best mukluks and moccasins in the world. It takes a lot of time and effort to produce Manitobah footwear and we take great pride in the comfort, function and beauty we create. We also take pride in being Canadian, which is why we continue to produce some collections at our Indigenous-owned production facility in Winnipeg, Canada.

You may also like


Recently viewed