First Nations Pavilion 1

First Nations Pavilion

Every year, the first weekend in June, Regina hosts its annual multicultural festival known as Mosaic.  We try to go every year and sample at least a few of the couple dozen or more pavilions.  This year has been a challenge because hubby worked Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  But we gathered up our remaining energy and went out Saturday evening.

I have a bit of a restricted diet, and most of Mosaic centers around food and cultural performances, so I ate before I left to rule out any major issues en route.   I went for the cultural performances.

I also went for the costuming.  The costume and dress of different cultures is fodder for inspiration for me.  In fact, Mosaic in general is very inspirational.

We were able to visit four pavilions: the Chinese pavilion (always good for supper and Hubby hadn’t eaten), the First Nations pavilion (great costumes, dancing, and star quilts!), the Scottish pavilion, and the Italian pavilion (great desserts!).

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First Nations tipi

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First Nations dancer

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First Nations dancer

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A cross section of star quilts.

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These are drop down dead gorgeous handmade Canadian mukluks. Good for the prairie winters, according to the lady who made them, who was also selling them!

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Chinese pavilion dancers.

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The Italian pavilion – dessert! Yes, I know, I’m supposed to be gluten free… Oops!

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Beautiful beaded moss bag by First Nations artist.

We had a great time!

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As for rug hooking, in my studio this week I want to finish Rose Hips. 🙂

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