Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum for Authentic Florida Souvenirs
By Jodi Mailander Farrell
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Store in the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in Clewiston features the signature, distinctive patchwork clothing, beadwork, baskets, woodcarvings and other art forms created by the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes of Florida.
The selection of Seminole and Miccosukee patchwork includes an ever-changing array of boy's and men's shirts, jackets and vests; girl's and women's skirts, capes and pinafore dresses; and potholders, bags, and pillows.
One of the most popular items is the Seminole doll, crafted of palmetto husk fiber and adorned in brightly-colored, traditional skirt and cape.
There are also sweet-grass coiled baskets handcrafted by Seminole artisans.
There’s an assortment of T-shirts, glass beads, temporary tattoos, beaded earrings, necklaces and bracelets. You’ll also find books, plush animals and collectibles related to Everglades flora and fauna.
There’s a unique selection of books on Seminole art, culture, history, anthropology, archaeology, ethnography, and legends. The store also offers Seminole and other Native American music on CD, as well as Seminole storytelling and documentaries on DVD.
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Store, Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, 34725 West Boundary Rd., Clewiston, 877-902-1113, www.ahtahthiki.com.