Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dress for success

I took so many pictures at the American Indian Museum. There was an exhibit focusing on clothing called "Identity by Design" which was quite impressive. These dresses were works of art, the beading exquisite, special apparel not to be worn each day. The quilter in me found it neat to see the patterns for how the hides are used, too. And it certainly reflects my Women's Studies emphasis on the Western Woman, as I envy their strength and endurance.

I fear our society lacks in that we don't have things to believe in, as in the last quote.




If I were to choose a dress, it'd be this simple one:










4 comments:

laura b. said...

Wonderful photos. I love the red dress...

jess said...

long time no see. i've missed you. HUGS.

evil-e said...

The American Indians are always a fascinating subject. They were considered "privative" by those who came from other lands, but actually they seemed to know more than we do.

Tara said...

I LOVE that first solid red dress there. All of the colors are so vibrant.