Late breaking news........so nice to see the word applique mentioned in this article and I wonder how many applique horse designs will be sewn!
Applique Shawl given to First Lady Michelle Obama
“You are at the center of one of this Administration’s highest priorities: securing America’s energy future, protecting our natural environment and using the natural resources as responsibly as we can,” she said. “It is not only vital for the survival of our planet as we work to combat climate change but also incredibly important to strengthen our economy and the well being of our families.”
In recognition of Mrs. Obama’s accomplishments, she was welcomed by “the Honor Song” sung by Traditional drum singers, the Black Bear Singers, an inter-tribal group representing American Indians who live and work in the Washington, D.C. area.
Employees presented the First Lady with a traditional American Indian woman’s shawl with an appliqué horse pattern-- a mark of respect to honor women of high achievements and distinction. Nedra Darling, Director of Public Affairs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, presented the shawl, which was made by Marian Hansson, curator of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Darling is a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, while Hansson is a member of the Kiowa Nation.
While thanking employees for the honors, the First Lady reiterated the President’s commitment to appoint an American Indian policy advisor on his senior White House staff.These words are taken from this article where you can read more here.