Traditional practice of pearl weaving
Born in Eeyou Istchee James Bay, Deborah Ratt is a proud descendent of the Cree Nation. As a young girl, she was fascinated by jewellery pieces created by her aunt and cousin. In 2010, she founded her company, CREE-ATIONS Jewels. For the past decade, she has been busy creating earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, and much more. She works with glass beads, precious stones, leather, and bone. Her research on the evolution of traditional Indigenous bead-weaving nourishes her creativity and desire to share these traditions with other women, one bead at a time, in perfect harmony with nature.
Wawanipi - Eeyou Istchee Baie-James
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