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Artist's Profile
Tribal Affilation:
Navajo
Training:
Permanent Collections:
Methods and Style of Work:
Melissa prefers to work one on one with people to create hats especially for each individual. From taking precise measurements of
head size, and shape, Melissa creates each hat to the exact size and design wish of each of her clients.
Awards:
Signature or Hallmark:
About The Artist:
Melissa is the only Native woman who builds custom hats. She has owned her own business, Durango Custom Hats and Saddles,
for 8 years. Melissa has become known for custom designing and build on of a kind works of art. She not only builds hats, but she
beads, paints and braids all of her hats and accessories.
Melissa says that she loves thinking outside the box by keeping her work new and progressive.
Melissa Lewis-Barnes
Other Information:
Friday, February 17, 2012
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