APACHE Native American BUCKSKIN CEREMONY DRESS JINGLE

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 14,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

Payment | Shipping | Policies APACHE Native American BUCKSKIN CEREMONY DRESS JINGLE
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A Gorgeous Made Authentic Heavy 2 Piece Apache White Buckskin Beaded Dress

With Jingles

Would Make A Stunning Piece Of Decorative Art Work On A Wall Or

In A Glass Case

A Young Apache Girl Wore This 2 Piece White Buckskin Dress Decorated With Bead-work And Metal Cones (jingles) For Her " Coming Out" Sunrise Ceremony

It Has Some Spots From The Ceremony And Marks From The Jingle Cones (Could Use A Cleaning If Going To Be Worn) The Bead-work Is All Hand Stitched And in Very Good Condition

Leather Fringe Is Attached With Slits And Leather Fringe Is Slipped Through The Slits

Top Measures 26" From Shoulder To Shoulder

Fringe Is Approx 30 " Long

Bottom Of Top Measures 20" Wide Front And Back Total 40"

Length From Collar To Bottom Of Top Is 23"

Skirt Waist Is 34"And 30" Long

Hips 38"

T Are Approx. 500-800 Hundred Jingle Cones All On Leather Strips Attached Through Slits In The Leather And Knotted Inside Cone

T Are 149 Silver Studs And 8 Conchos

Bead-work, Jingles And Fringe Is On Front And Back Of Both Pieces

Colors Are White Yellow Orange Red Black And Turquoise

The Leather Is Soft And Supple

This Is An Authentic Native American Apache Ceremonial Dress

I Believe From Approx. Circa 1960's

A Gorgeous Rare Find

"The Apache Sunrise Ceremony or na'ii'ees is an arduous communal four-day ceremony that Apache girls of the past and present experience soon after their first menstruation. Through numerous sacred ceremonies, dances, songs, and enactments, the girls become imbued with the physical and spiritual power of White Painted Woman, and embrace their role as women of the Apache nation.

For most of the four days and nights, to songs and prayers, they dance, as well as run toward the four directions. During this time, they also participate in and conduct sacred rituals, receiving and giving both gifts and blessings, and experiencing their own capacity to heal.

In the early 1900s, when the U.S. government banned Native American spiritual practices and rituals, conducting the Sunrise Ceremony was an illegal act; as a result, its practice diminished, and those ceremonies that did occur were conducted secretly.

Not until 1978, when the American Indian Religious Freedom Act was passed, was the Sunrise Ceremony openly re-established on most reservations. But even today, because of the expense and time involved - which also includes four days of preparation and four days of teaching and recovery - some girls celebrate for one or two days, rather than have four day ceremonies. The families of girls entering puberty in a particular year may also sponsor joint Sunrise ceremonies, in which two or more newly menstruating girls celebrate the rites of Changing Women together."

Thanks To SheTurtle

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