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A toile design for the "Civil Rights" contest. One of the greatest tragedies, and injustices, to occur in the United States of America. The Trail of T
A toile design for the "Civil Rights" contest. One of the greatest tragedies, and injustices, to occur in the United States of America. The Trail of Tears refers to the forced, mass, relocation of the Native American tribes sometimes referred to as The Five Civilized Tribes. Many thousands died during the relocation, symbolized by grave mounds in the toile.
Wikipedia article on the Trail of Tears can be found here.
A mirrored "lace" pattern with out the illustrations can be seen here.
native american (817),
toile de jouy (653),
civil rights (47),
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Thank you decobot.
Posted over 5 years ago.
Wonderful job! Congratulations on top ten!
Thank you uzumakijo.
Yay! congrats Victoria on placing top ten, so deserved to do so well, this was one of my favourites, beautifully done and very touching!
Thank you cean, vo and sammyk, I'm pretty thrilled myself.
Really lovely, Victoria! Woohoo for cake and a top ten placement!
Yay for a top 10 finish!
Woo Hooo Victoria! Congratulations on your top ten finish with this sad and lovely reminder of one of our nations great injustices. I'm thrilled to see it in the top ten. Hooorah!
yeahhh cakeeeeeee !!! :) :P
Thank you paragon. Many years ago a read a book about the Cherokee (if I recall correctly) experience on the Trail of Tears. I cried through much of it. They were probably more civilized than the people who expelled them from their homes.
Congrat for such nice work and being in the top, Such a honor for the brave ones that endured these travels. Since I've lived in Oklahoma for the last 25 years, What a wonderful tribute to these beautiful people.
Thank you, thank you all so much. I was so excited to be in the top ten; and all your lovely congratulations are making it even better. Cake!
Yay Victoria. Well done, congrats
Very well deserved to be on top 10, Victoria!
Congrats on top 10!
Congrats on top ten, Victoria!
Congratulations on top ten Victoria!!
big piece of cake for all top ten :P
congrats Victoria for top 10!!!
Congratulations for your top 10 design!
Congratulations Victoria! xxx
Congratulations on placing in the top ten, Victoria!
Congrats on top 10! Nice repeat!
Thank you decobot and newmom.
Great repeat! Simple and sophisticated!
Lovely work Victoria! The tears tie it all together beautifully!
Thank you Francine. Good to have you back.
Lovely Victoria - I really like how you brought out the essence of the trail using doted lines and the hinted paisley shaped tears. Great job!
Thank you all so much. I started this subject several times but found I just couldn't pull it together; and feel I'd done it justice. I always just choked up, quite literally. But I also couldn't seem to let it go; so I started doodling the trails and tears, just to do something, and ended up sort of liking where it was going. I made that design, without the drawings, public a few hours ago. I did finally feel I had to buck up and add a few drawings to make it more of a toile design; and more specific to the topic. I'm really touched that you all like it; thank you.
i really love this design victoria, a great idea for the theme and wonderfully done....love you used tears as the actual trail, it's a very literal and expressive way to approach such a tragic subject, very thoughtful and a very fitting tribute i hope this does very well!
What a wonderful tribute, Victoria, so glad to see such diversity in everyone's themes.
a lovely and thoughtful design. the repeat is great too!
Awesome, Victoria! My ancestors walked the Trail of Tears! And this did not even occur to me as a theme. :)
what a beautiful and moving design, victoria!
Poignant and perfect, Victoria!
Absolutely great tribute and makes for a lovely repeat pattern too; well done!
is wonderful ! good luck in the contest!!!!!!!! :) yep, and I agree with vo, what a great idea you had with the tears!
Victoria, you obviously thought deeply about this project before you designed the toile pattern. You have created a wonderful fibre art memorial for all of those people who were forced to endure the hardships and suffering on The Trail of Tears.
Wow, Victoria, this is wonderful work, and a great tribute!
ditto Vo ~ and thanks for putting up the link too! So glad you entered, best of luck in the contest :) xxx
What a great idea to use the tears as vining trails. And what a great tribute to Native Americans.
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