Assumption Garters

Assumption Garters

Assumption Garters

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.

Choose Red or Blue.

60% Rayon, 32% Acrylic, 8% Polyester. Hand wash.

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Garters and Drops for Straight Dance

Set of garters and drops for southern straight dance. 2

Southern Straight Dance Garters and Drops

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!

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Garters Finger Woven Pair

Pair of finger woven garters.

Pair of Finger Woven Garters with Twisted Fringe

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!

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Garters Woven Gold and Brown

Garters Woven Gold and Brown

Garters Woven Gold and Brown

These Gold and Brown Woven Garters will add style to your dance clothes!  The weaver used yarn to create it. At each end, there is about six inches of fringe.

Each garter measures 22″ long, not including the 12″ of fringe. It is 1″ wide.

One of a Kind!

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Leg Garter Beaded Antique

Arm Band Beaded Antique

Leg Garter Beaded Antique

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!

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Katsina Sitting Clown

Katsina Sitting Clown

Seated Kachina Clown Figurine

This Katsina Sitting Clown figure will brighten up your space!  The artist carved it from wood with many eye catching details.  The clown wears a black and white striped top and leggins.  He also wears carefully painted jeans complete with back pockets and side seams.  On his feet he wears white boot style moccasins with conchos. His headdress features plant fiber tassels.  You will see his traditional hair style in the back and a black and white Pony Bead necklace around his neck.  He wears a deerskin leather bib over his top. Black yarn garters and wrist ties complete his outfit.

In his left hand and lap the clown holds a cut watermelon and a stick in his right hand.  The artist painted a detailed face complete with eyelashes, teeth and red felt inside his mouth.  The artist signed the bottom Cal Yestowa.

The Clown plays tricks and satirizes Hopi life by acting out and exaggerating improper behavior.  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 Sitting Clown is about 5.5 inches high when seated.  It does sit on its own. The figure measures about 7.5 inches high overall.  This katsina came from a collection so you will see slight signs of wear.  One of a Kind!

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Katsina Blue Lightning

Katsina Blue Lightning

Blue Lightning Kachina carving

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!

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Assumption Sashes

Assumption Sashes

Assumption Sashes

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.

60% Rayon, 32% Acrylic, 8% Polyester. Hand wash.

We also offer matching Assumption Garters!

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A Manual of Fingerweaving

A Manual of Fingerweaving

A Manual of Fingerweaving

By Robert J. Austin. 56 pgs. Softcover.

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.

ISBN 978192957200

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Finger Weaving: Indian Braiding

Finger Weaving: Indian Braiding

Finger Weaving: Indian Braiding

By Alta R. Turner. Softcover. 48 pgs.

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!

Color and black & white photographs.

ISBN 9780935741131

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