eBay Find of the Week – Plains Beaded Dress
DATE: CIRCA MID OR 2ND HALF 20TH CENTURY.
SIZE: APPROX. SLEEVE END TO END IS 37.5 IN. OVERALL LENGTH IS 46 IN.
CONDITION: VERY GOOD.
COMMENTS: FROM A SANTA FE NM. ESTATE. NO RESERVE.
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Gourd dancing is not a “pow wow style” of dance. Gourd Dances are held regularly by several groups especially in Oklahoma. Today the dance is being done at pow wows …
Porcupine quills were used by Native people of the Great Lakes area as decorating materials long before the introduction of seed beads by the European traders. This seemed to be true where ever this animal was found in the wooded areas of the northern continent.
Quills were dyed colors with natural dyes, used in their round state, or flattened and used as a platting material. The most renowned decorative use of quills in the Great Lakes area was and continues to be on birch bark baskets.
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