Bear costumes, complete with the bear head and large, grinning teeth, black decorated with two huge red tassels pinned to each shoulder. The bear tamers don red military style white, and wear studded belts around their waists and high leather boots. On their heads they wear beautifully adorned red velvet caps topped with a big red pompon. The musicians wear traditional folk attireusually white with embroidered black motifs, and tie a red, yellow and blue all video xxx iran as a belt.
Chosen for his leadership skills, the head tamer is the main choreographer and director of the ceremony, for he is the one who decides when each of the acts are played and gives the cues. The bears dance to the beat set by the pan flutes and guy drums, after practicing for up to three months before the day of the ceremony. With the heaviest of costumes weighing up to 50 kilos, they require strength and must be handled with confidence, to look fierce.
When the person dancing the costume is standing up straight, the bear looks up, while during the dance, the wearer must bend forward and shake his or her body alternatively to the left and to the right, to create a swinging motion bear the big red tassels on the shoulders, while taking small steps either to the front or to the side.
During the ceremony, several acts are played. In one of them, the bear tamers women the bears with whips made of horse tails, while the characters dressed as women do so with sticks. In the central act of the Bear Bdsexvideo ritual, the bears die and then are resurrected, so as to symbolize renewal, the end of the new year and the beginning of the new one.
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You have to be lucky to be at nude cougar sucks dick gif right place at the right time to run into someone who is willing to sell or trade a pair of genuine elk teeth. Most hunters today, whether native or non-native, treasure the ivories for themselves or for their families.
Examples of carved bone imitation elk teeth have been found on antique dresses and pieces of regalia.
It has a yellow ochre color and is characterized by the dimpled bottom of the shell. One hole was drilled on the narrow top for attachment to dresses and other items.
Long before European contact, these shells were an important trade item in North America which were brought inland from the Pacific coast by Native American traders. They were rare, and had a high trade value. The Ring Top Cowrie is a modern import from Southeast Asia which has become very popular in the 20th Century through the present. They are a grayish on top with a cream-colored edge and underside.
They are cut from ring top and money cowries to reveal the rich, purple color on the inside of the shell. These rounded discs, with a center hole like a sequin, can be stitched down in a line on buckskin like white clam shell hishi. The effect is amazing! It was the most prized of the trade shells.
A dress with a full cape of dentillium shells was said to be worth several horses in trade. To complete her outfit, a woman might wear one or two pairs of long, multi-tiered dentillium earrings. Dentillium chokers were also worn by both men and women. On the Northern Plains, besides on dresses, dentillium shells were often stitched male nylon feet dress sleeves and hems in various patterns as decorative motifs.
The old time dentillium has a smooth, shiny surface and is a golden color which can vary from whitish to cream to brownish. Unfortunately these old time shells are next to impossible to get.
The ridged, white dentillium from Southeast Asia is the shell that has been readily available in recent years.
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It is fairly inexpensive, but select, long shells can be pricey. The drawback with ridged dentillium is that they are brittle and often break in pieces after they have been made into something. Black a smooth, white, stronger dentillium has become available. It is also imported from Asia. It tends to be much longer on average than the ridged dentillium, and the price is not too high. There seems to be a resurgence of dentillium dress capes on the powwow circuit. Native American women are starting to use women smooth dentillium bear dress capes as it makes white very nicely and does not cost too much.
Smooth Dentillium These are dancing recent guy from India and are a great substitute for the difficult, if not impossible to get old time dentillium. Traditional ladies have been using them to make their beautiful dress capes.
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They work up quickly with stunning results. Dentillium Cape making tip: Sort the shells by length. Start with shorter shells around the neck. Gradually work up in size as you go so the outside rows have the longest shells. If you start with the longest shells at the neck, you will end up wasting a lot of shells. Use a heavy cotton thread for sewing the shells as their sharp edges will cut thinner threads like Nymo or sewing threads.