We created this design for our Wild Plums Crew Socks by combining traditional Ojibwe beadwork designs with a modern color palette.
The wild plum design is considered an “Old Style” floral in Ojibwe art. With simplified shapes and repeated patterns, wild plum designs were ideal for beading, as with even only a few bead colors an artist could make a work of true beauty. The design on these crew socks—adapted from patterns and techniques over a hundred years old—brings the wild plum design into the twenty-first century.
“What I love about our designs is the way our plants are turned into line work. When we look closely we see the foods and medicines of our community,” -Sarah.
One size fits most; best between a women’s size 6–11.5 or men’s size 5.5–10
Blend of combed cotton, nylon, spandex, and elastic