Thursday, October 7, 2010

POWWOW II

One of the tribal elders. I love the feathers. The embroidery is magnificent, as well. Such detail! I'm sure it all has significance, I just don't know what.

21 comments:

  1. I don't know what it all means either but I'm really glad it still exists.

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  2. So interesting. Some birds symbols are here for sure. Maybe he turns into an eagle when meditating.

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  3. I just love the colorful, intricate regalia

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  4. Some of your natives came to New Zealand to apologise to the salmon, and pray for them to return to California. They were dressed in the feather.

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  5. Beautiful. The beading and the detail is wonderful. I too wish I knew the meanings. Excellent shot. MB

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  6. Extraordinary costume. Base on his deer caught in the headlights look, I think the FLDP staff photographer caught him by surprise.

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  7. And such grace in the tribal elder.

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  8. Another gourgeus and elaborate costume.

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  9. I don't know the significance either. But it's gorgeous. I don't want to think of how many hours went into making something like this!

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  10. In a day when most people can't even sew on a button, things like this are amazing!

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  11. I've just come back from 3 different PNW reservations and haven't seen a single Native in regalia. Even my boyfriend didn't oblige. So thank you very much for this and yesterday's marvellous photos.

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  12. the extermination of the Indians is one of the worst genocides in human history, I'm glad there is now the 'Odawa Tribe Powwow remember that this great people, superb shot

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  13. The feathers are very beautiful. His whole outfit is interesting.

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  14. Such detail! It is beautiful.

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  15. This is an even more amazing costume. Less garish and so much detail. Beautiful.

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  16. Another amazing photo. Did you have to get special permission to shot photos like we do here?

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  17. The traditional wear is simply amazing! So gorgeous! I can almost here the bells he has around his feet :-D

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  18. Glad you photographed an elder. Magnificient really!

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