Monday, March 21, 2005

NATIVE BEAUTY

These are just a few of the beautiful dancers at the Pow Wow.  Many dancers spend countless hours putting their outfits together. (Please don't ever make the mistake of calling them 'costumes') Many times family and friends pitch in to help with the intricate beadwork.  Some outfits have thousands of beads sewn on... each bead hand sewn one by one.  As you can imagine some dresses are quite heavy, especially the fully beaded buckskin dresses.  The jingle dresses are also very heavy, most of the jingles are made from snuff can lids.  My friend had 365 cones on her dress, one for each day of the year.

2 comments:

demandnlilchit said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

kokoapuffy1 said...

Very beautiful outfits. Can't imagine sewing all those beads on by hand.
~Deborah

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