Artists and Designers

Photo by: Nadya Kwandibens / Artist: Celeste Pedri-Spade

Crow Indian Reservation / USA

Elias Jade Not Afraid

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Craft

Originally from Lodge Grass, Montana on the Crow Indian Reservation, Elias is a full-time beader and maker of powwow fans adorned with featherwork, threadwork, and beadwork. Having started beading at the age of 11, Elias looked to beading as an escape from the challenges of growing up on the Crow Indian Reservation.