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Dance Shawls Moccasin Making War Bonnet Making
Dance Styles Porky Roach Making Women's Clothing
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How to Make a
Native American Dance Shawl 
Native American Dance Shawl from Full circle Videos A woman's dance shawl is essential for entering the dance arena. With basic sewing skills and our new video you can make beautiful shawls for yourself, family and friends. "How to Make a Native American Dance Shawl" helps you select materials, cut and sew your shawl and add fringe.

The tape includes a wealth of ideas for adding decoration, including a simple ribbon work strip. You'll learn knotting techniques from our larger than life models. Treasured family heirloom and contemporary shawls are shown to inspire your creativity. You'll also see the correct way to wear a shawl, how to care for and store it, so it will be ready for the next dance.
This video comes with printed instructions and supply list. For young people and adults ages 12 and up.  DVD only.
(30 min.)   Order No. D118   $24.95 

 

 

 
 

Learn from the Experts

Nancy Bowman Cahwee - Navajo shawl designer Florian Griggs wearing one of her dance shawls
Nancy Bowman Cahwee is a Navajo designer with a B.F.A. in design from the University of Kansas. Her first love is pottery, but she's also done traditional Navajo loom weaving, silversmithing, finger weaving, and ribbon work applique. As friends noticed her work, they asked Nancy to make dance regalia, including beadwork and ribbon work strips.

Her advice to anyone working on a design or craft project is to "Try to see it in your mind's eye first". Nancy says she likes to experiment with a design before she begins a project. "It's important to play around with the design", she says.

"You always want to have a shawl ready", Florian Griggs says, as she carefully folds one of her many shawls. "In case you want to dance out in the arena or are called to receive a gift. Wearing a shawl honors the dance, singers and the drum".   Florian is of Cherokee descent, and her family is very involved with powwows. She is past President of the Bartlesville Indian Women's Club and is the master of ceremonies at thier spectacular Native American style shows.  Besides making many of her shawls, Florian has a sharp eye for shawls at second-hand shops. "Often with a good dry cleaning and some new fringe, these older shawls can look beautiful out in the dance circle", she says.

 


Lakota Quillwork: Art and Legend / with Flossie New Holy Bear Robe and Alice New Holy Blue Legs

This film portrays the legend of Double Woman; who first brought the art of porcupine quilling to Lakota women from the spirit world.  Double Woman was said to sing from rocky cliffs, but was never seen except in dreams. When tanned robes were brought to her tipi, they were returned with fine quilled designs. Some said she was a crazy woman who laughed uncontrollably.  Others said she was an enchantress and no man was equal to her spell. But all agreed that she was wakan - sacred - and that those who dreamed of Double Woman became expert quill workers. Contrasts the original method of doing the handwork with some adaptations used by a modern quill working family.  27 min. (K).   Filmed in 1985.  VHS  T138  $22.95  OUT OF STOCK

 

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