Post by Huronwoman on Sept 15, 2006 7:38:27 GMT -6
DD1st light: Many Blessings to you, you are one of the ones I have been calling to the four winds for to come to this forum. Your wisdom is most definitely what we need here. There are others here who do possess much knowledge that they do impart to us and your knowledge and wisdom is why we created this board. Many blessings to you. About your question of feather weaving, I personally do not have any knowledge of the subject, however I think and am fairly sure there are others here that do. I have seen a lady in a regalia made solely of feathers and it is absolutely beautiful, I know if was a very long (lifetime) project for her and she told me she still continues to add more all the times. I also know a lady who does feather plumes that are weaved but I am not sure if they are done in a traditional way. We would love to know this art if you would impart this knowledge it would I am sure be used with respect. THANK YOU for joining us in our never ending search for knowledge, your presence here is a blessing to us all!
May the Creator bless you today and everyday! SOARS WITH EAGLES
Huronwoman(my dear judy). if I might be of assistance here to 1st light and to all of us. feather-weaving started with the Chipas. it was an Aztec, not Mayan enterprise. they mainly used the huipil/huipili feather. but to answer 1st light's question as to where she can find pictures of feather-basket-weaving products, let me add this. Feather baskets were made to honor the dead and thus destroyed upon burial. Believe it or not a tribe from California, the Pomo,perfected this art and some are still with us today. This was so cool, finding this. for Ms. 1st light, go to www.kstrom.net/isk/art/basket/pomo.html.
Post by DD1stLight on Sept 17, 2006 9:42:25 GMT -6
Sorry HuronWoman and TwoKnives, but I know the fabric and basket types, this is a completely different type, different useage. Hmmmmmm..... quess I better get busy and photograph some and post the pics here. Looks like this may be one of those "lost arts", I just didn't know it was lost! ROFL Will try to take and post today! Thank you both for all your cindness and caring! ENJOY!!!! DD
Post by DD1stLight on Sept 17, 2006 13:27:28 GMT -6
If you moderators want to move this over to the art/crafts discussion, fine by me!
Here are some pics of the type of feather weaving I am talking about. Please do not copy or post these pics anywhere else online, they are copywrited, I strictly post them here for our information and enjoyment. These were created by the young lady I am currently teaching.
And here is one of my goards:
Hope I got that right and the pic post, if not will try again LOL
Post by Patient Frog on Sept 20, 2006 8:54:18 GMT -6
Wow! I have never seen anything like this. The feather weaving is beautiful and I would guess a sacred or honored craft. I can't imagine being able to create such beauty like this. The young lady you are teaching is very fortunate to have you pass this knowledge on to her. Her work is very good. You must be a great teacher. Keep up the traditions and don't let them become lost. It is too beautiful!!!
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