Purple Ascension; Wampanaog woven textiles; 2011: N Dartmouth; Organic hand-spun soft hemp yarn; 2 1/4
  Purple Ascension, Wampanaog woven textiles, 2011
Organic hand-spun soft hemp yarn
2 1/4" x 4 1/2 "
Photography by Elizabeth James-Perry

Traditional Wampanoag compact-weft, patterned twined pouch. Tightly woven, this geometric pattern is based on the few surviving examples from the 17th century. The color purple is of special importance to Algonquian and Iroquois Nations