Cherokee Heritage Center to Offer Traditional Cherokee Tear Dress Class

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January 24, 2008

Cherokee Heritage Center to Offer Traditional Cherokee Tear Dress Class

PARK HILL, Okla. – The Cherokee Heritage Center is offering a two-day class in traditional “tear dress” styled Cherokee clothing on Friday, Feb. 8, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Instructor, Tonia Weavel, has over 20 years experience in dress making and is the costumer/dress maker for the Cherokee National Youth Choir and has dressed several of the past Miss Cherokees.

This class is designed to teach the history and basis techniques of tear dress making.  The instructions will include dress measurements and construction techniques.

The Cherokee tear dress is the official tribal dress for women of the Cherokee Nation by proclamation of the Tribal Council. 

Additional classes planned for spring 2008 include Cherokee basketry, flute making and Ancient Southeastern pottery.  Contact the Cherokee Heritage Center for the complete schedule.

Registration is required for the tear dear class, as class size is limited.  The $65 fee includes tuition, fabric and notions.

For more information or to register, contact the Cherokee Heritage Center’s Education Department at (918) 456-6007, or send an email to education@cherokeeheritage.org.