JULIA ROSE SUTHERLAND


P’twewi (Be’de’wey) “Tea”
︎Red Rose Tea, Medical tape
︎2019

Comfort comes in many forms, one being from the earth, from touch, weight, scent and from a conversation had over tea with elders, ancestors and loved ones.


P'twewi is a blanket made from of Red Rose Tea, often drank in the Maritimes of Canada 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 influential, hard and laboursome conversations. But within these conversations, we find healing, understanding and perspective. All over the comfort of Tea.