Strawberries at the Crossing neck tie features a print of original artwork of Metis artist Lisa Shepherd. It shows heart berries and flowers gracefully wrapping around a Métis infinity vine. The beadwork is printed with a lustrous sheen on this smooth elegant satin tie. Four helpers tend to the plants; dragonfly, bumble bee, grandmother spider and a tiny ladybug.
A note on Appreciation vs. Appropriation.
Is it appropriate to wear Métis artwork if you are not Métis? Yes! Provided the work has been created by a Métis person (rather than appropriated for the sake of consumerism), it is absolutely okay. It shows an appreciation for the work, as well as support for the Artist. Supporting Indigenous Artists is one of many ways to be a good ally.