Seminole Clothing Collection, ca. 1930
While in Orlando, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW had the chance to see some eye-catching garments designed and made in the early 1900s by members of the Seminole tribe of south Florida. The style is unique: horizontal bands of brightly colored cloth and patches of various geometric shapes are pieced together to create a vibrant wardrobe of shirts, skirts, blouses, and capes. This clothing was worn by Seminole men, women, and children, but was also made for the growing tourist trade of the time. And the Seminole patchwork tradition continues today as a source of cultural and artistic pride. In this video, appraiser Joan Caballero talks about this striking collection with host Mark Walberg.