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Kim Lohnes

Kim Lohnes is a Diné / Oglala beadwork artist from around the Grand Falls area of Leupp, Arizona. Lohnes’ creates her beadwork with inspiration from various Native groups throughout North America including Diné, Lakota and Ojibwe. Though focusing on creating beautiful designs, Kim is renowned for her leather shirts, which is made from scrap. In addition to leather shirts, Lohnes beads dresses, moccasins, belts, purses, earrings and bracelets. The leather she uses also holds special meaning in that many of the hides were gifts from friends throughout the U.S.