P’twewi (Be’de’wey) “Tea” 2019
Red Rose Tea, Medical tape
Comfort comes in many forms, one being from the earth, from touch, weight, scent, and a conversation had over tea with elders, ancestors, and loved ones.
P'twewi is a blanket made from Red Rose Tea, often consumed in Canada’s Maritimes by indigenous groups. This type of black tea often involves women sitting at a table. This setup is where my grandma, Great-grandma, aunts, and sisters would have some of the most meaningful, challenging, and laboursome conversations. But within these conversations, we find healing, understanding, and perspective all over the comfort of Tea.