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MANATAKA VIDEO STORE

Native American Art, Culture and Music

                   

 

Cradleboards, Baskets, Shell and Ribbon Making

 

VIDEO INDEX

Basket Making - Cherokee Flute Making & Lessons Quill Work Lakota Style
Bead Work How To Genealogy  
Code Talkers Hand Game Shell Work - Creek
Cradleboards - Kiowa Healing Medicine Tanning - Brain Tan
Dance - Powwow History, Myth and Legends Tipi Construction
Dance Shawls Moccasin Making War Bonnet Making
Dance Styles Porky Roach Making Women's Clothing
Powwow Trails DVD Series  - Teaching Dance, sights and sounds

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Native American Master Artists Video Series

Kiowa Cradleboard Maker:
The Art and Tradition of Vanessa Jennings
For hundreds of years, Indian people of many tribes have celebrated and honored the birth of a child by creating cradleboards. Lovingly crafted out of wood and rawhide, often completely covered by beads and other keepsakes, these lavish works link together families and generations. Vanessa Jennings, a Kiowa beadworker and cradleboard maker, is carrying forward this tradition.

Vanessa's awards range from Red Earth's President Award, 1st Place Awards at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market to the 1989-1990 National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, which established her as a "Living National Treasure."

This 30 minute program features:
  • The role cradleboards play in Kiowa tradition
  • Examples of Vanessa's work
  • Beautiful close-ups of beadwork and cradleboards
  • Kiowa cradleboards from the Gilcrease Museum
"The cradleboards are the most exquisite piece of sculpture, but beyond that they represent the tremendous love that our people had for each child." - Vanessa Jennings

(30 minutes)   Order No. T142    $22.95   OUT OF STOCK -- No more available

The Strength of Life: Knokovtee Scott, Creek Shellworker
Knokovtee Scott has revived the ancient art of shellwork and is nationally known for his jewelery. He draws inspiration from the work of the Mississippian Mound culture of a thousand years ago. This video features a visit to Spiro Mound site in Oklahoma and includes excerpts from a traditional Creek Corn Dance.
(28 minutes)       Order No. T103   
$22.95  SOLD OUT
Ribbons of the Osage: Art & Life of Georgeann Robinson
Georgeann Robinson was a traditional artist honored by the Smithsonian for her ribbon work. This program highlights three generations of her family as they dress in outfits she amde for the annual Elonska ceremonials in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. It gives the history of the Osage and stresses the importance of maintaining traditions for Native people. (28 minutes)   Order No. T101   $21.95  SOLD OUT

 

See "Scarlet Ribbons"

The best reference on Southern style ribbon work ($21.95).


PATTERNS TO ACCOMPANY OUR VIDEOS

Straight Dance Clothes & Ribbon Work
Detail pattern of layout, cutting and sewing broadcloth
leggings, apron & trailer. Includes detail patterns
and instructions for ribbon work.
Order No. FC500-033   $9.95  

 

 

 

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VIDEO STORE

Basket Making - Cherokee Flute Making & Lessons Quill Work Lakota Style
Bead Work How To Genealogy Ribbon Making - Osage 
Code Talkers Hand Game Shell Work - Creek
Cradleboards - Kiowa Healing Medicine Tanning - Brain Tan
Dance - Powwow History and Legends Tipi Construction
Dance Shawls Moccasin Making War Bonnet Making
Dance Styles Porky Roach Making Women's Clothing

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