USA Native American Lakota Quilting

The Lakota indians, who mainly live in South Dakota, have passed on various quilting techniques, specifically star quilting, a pattern that creates a large eight-pointed star. This specific quilt design is also known as the Star of Bethlehem, the Morning Star, the Lone Star, and the Star of the East (Breneman, 2002). Many characteristics of the Lakota works of art have been evident in modern times influencing aspects of fashion and home interior. The technique for star quilting is extremely precise and difficult to perfect, but remains passed on through generations to be used today.