Niio Perkins Designs
Haudenosaunee / USA / Craft, Fashion, Textiles
Niio Perkins (Bear Clan, Haudenosaunee) is an award-winning designer and owner of Niio Perkins Designs in Akwesasne, New York. Her seminal work, a Haudenosaunee woman’s traditional outfit entitled Emma, was featured in Native Fashion Now, an exhibition that traveled to institutions like the Peabody Essex Museum and Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Niio is an expert in the Iroquois raised beadwork technique and her distinctive creations are sought after throughout the Indigenous art world. She debuted her ready-to-wear clothing line at Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto 2018 and has most recently added printed textiles to her practice.