Martha Berry is a Cherokee beadwork artist who creates beaded art inspired by traditional Southeastern Woodlands Native American Indian beadwork. Mrs. Berry creates bandolier bags, moccasins, belts, sashes, small purses and knee bands, in the styles worn by the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole, prior to 1840. Also, framed sun circles are offered exclusively through the All Things Cherokee gallery

On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, Mrs. Berry was designated a Cherokee National Living Treasure.

She was awarded the Tradition Bearer Award, by the Cherokee National Historical Society, at the Seven Star Gala, Tulsa, September 26, 2015.

In March 2018, she was a featured artist on Osiyo TV, Voices of the Cherokee People in a segment called Martha Berry, Leading A Beadwork Revival. Please follow the link to watch.

More recently, on July 10, 2020, while social distancing at home during the pandemic, Martha was interviewed for Gilcrease Facebook Live by Danielle Culp of the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Please follow the link for the full interview.

TO PURCHASE BEADWORK, please contact Mrs. Berry by email at mberrybeadwork@yahoo.com.

To order patterns and how-to instructions for making Southeastern Woodlands beadwork, click here and order online. We offer patterns for traditional bandolier bags, sashes, belts, three styles of moccasins and small purses.

This website is dedicated to Anna Belle Sixkiller Mitchell, Cherokee National Living Treasure

... in loving memory. Without Anna's courage, generosity, and love, I could never have done any of this. mkb


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