Meskwaki Style Garters with Ribbon Work and Edge Beading
These Sac and Fox Style Garters are made with soft, brown sheep fur and red felt fabric. The crafter added colorful green, purple, red, yellow and brown ribbons in geometric patterns down the front and top. Both design pieces have white edge beading and the bottom has small metallic beading down the center. Eight small hawk bells are attached to the sides of each garter. Leather lacing is attached so you can wrap and tie them around your legs just below the knee.
These Sac and Fox style garters measure 29″ long and 5.25″ at widest part. Once wrapped around the leg and leather lacing tied together the front measures approx. 12″ long. These garters have previously been worn but are in good condition with little staining and damage to ribbon dangles on the bottom. One of a Kind!
Our woven Assumption Garters come from Canada. They are available in traditional colors and patterns. They will make the perfect addition to your Native American or Re-enactor regalia.
The Garters come in pairs. You wear them just below the knee to hold up your leggins. Each garter measures 2″ wide and 3 feet long, not including the fringe.
French Canadian women originally wove sashes of this type in L’Assomption Quebec in Canada. The original pattern reflects belts worn by Iroquois Indians. Native Americans of many tribes wear similar sashes today.
This set of Garters and Drops for Southern Straight Dance are finger woven with green and tan yarn. The crafter added edge beadwork with white beads along all four pieces as well as twisted fringe to the ends. The side drops have a loop at the top measuring approx. 3.5 inches. They measure 2 inches wide and 20 inches long not including the 6 inches of fringe. The garters have a loop at the top measuring approx. 3 inches. They measure 1.5 inches wide and 10 inches long plus 4 inches of fringe. One of a kind!
This pair of finger woven garters is made with red, blue, green and tan yarn in a geometric design. The crafter added twisted fringe to the ends. The garters measure 1 inch wide and 15 inches long not including the 15 inches of fringe on each end. One of a Kind!
Add this unusual Single Antique Beaded Leg Garter to your beadwork or regalia collection! You will love the old Bead colors here including Cheyenne Pink, Greasy Yellow, Cobalt Blue and White Center Red. Yarn ties in Green and Pink are attached to the ends. The beadwork remains in excellent condition for its age, the pink yarn ties have deteriorated.
The Beadwork section measures 9″ x 2″. The green ties extend about 10″ long. One of a Kind!
Wool Straight Dance Set with Leggins, Apron, Garters and Dragger
Wow! You won’t want to miss this Straight Dance Leggins Set! It comes complete with Leggins, Aprons, Garters, Side Tabs and a Dragger.
The tailor used Mustard Yellow selvedge edge wool for all of the pieces except the garters. He or she sized it for an large man. Then the crafter added colorful layered Ribbonwork in Green, Yellow, White, Berry and Pink to the aprons and leggins. The aprons and leggings also feature Edge Beading with White Seed Beads. This set is a feast for the eyes!
The Leggins measure 31 inches long. At the top they measure 12 inches wide (lying flat). At the bottom they measure 7 inches wide, not including the side Flap. To tie them to a belt, the tailor attached pieces of the same wool at the top of the leggins for ties.
The short Aprons measure 14 inches wide x 17.5 inches long. You will find an opening at the top to hold your belt. The back Apron comes with an extension that measures 11 inches wide and 42 inches long overall.
The tailor made the Garters and Side Tabs with Green, Yellow and Pink yarn with a chevron design. The Garters measure 41 inches long x 2.5 inches wide. The Side Tabs measure 54 inches long x 2.5 inches wide.
The Dragger features a beaded loomwork strip that divides into four narrow strips about halfway down. Cowrie shells hang from each narrow strip. The tailor tied on three graduated copper shield brooches with deerskin leather lacing. Ribbonwork appears on the sides of the dragger. Blue ticking fabric lines the back side. The Dragger measures 54 inches long overall. It measures 5 inches wide.
A previous wore this Suit. You will see some sign of wear. This Straight Dance Leggins Set is in very good, wearable condition. One of a Kind!
This Blue Lightning Katsina features lightning marks on his face. The artist carved it from cottonwood. The Katsina wears a red top with a red sash, green armbands and navy blue wrist bands. A painted yellow feather hangs from the back of his white kilt. He wears navy blue garters over his boot style moccasins. His mask includes a fluffy green collar, protruding ears with shell earrings and a furry top. He holds a rattle and a lightning stick. The figure comes with a tag that says “HOPI VILLAGES 2nd MESA ARIZONA” on one side and “BLUE LIGHTNING KACHINA J- PXX” on the other.
Katsinas (or Kachinas) are supernatural beings in the Pueblo Indian traditions. The Pueblo tribes create Katsina dolls to give to children. Children use them to learn about the various Katsinas and not to play with. This Katsina stands about 7.5″ high. This figure came from a collection and you will see places where the paint has come off. The lightning stick has broken and been repaired and reattached. One of a Kind!
Our woven Assumption Sashes come from Canada. They are available in traditional colors and patterns. They will make the perfect addition to your Native American or Re-enactor regalia.
French Canadian women originally wove this type of sash in L’Assomption Quebec in Canada. The original pattern reflects belts worn by Iroquois Indians. Native Americans of many tribes wear similar sashes today.
You can wrap these sashes around a couple of times, and tie them to the side. They measure 6″ wide and 6 feet long, plus fringe.
Choose red or blue.
This guidebook to fingerweaving provides full color, glossy photographs. These illustrations will help guide you to a better understanding of this Native American art. With a little practice, you will create your own Regalia sashes, garters and more!
A Manual of Fingerweaving includes beautiful patterns and schematics.
This classic guidebook provides clear instructions for weaving your own sashes and garters. This book includes directions for creating the Diamond design, Chevron design, Lightning designs, Peruvian Crosses and more. You can adapt these patterns to make your own original creations!