"YOUNG PUEBLO MAIDEN"
26" x 18"
January 30, 2017
A young girl from a southwestern pueblo participates in a ceremonial dance. She wears regalia that is both old and new; some of it handed down for generations among the women in her family, some of it crafted solely for her use.
The cape is one that her great-great-grandmother wore when she was just a child. The skirt and blouse and vest were all contributed by older members of the girl's family, as are the beads and feathers and jewelry.
The maiden dances from memory, a familiar pattern that she was taught as soon as she could walk, placing her feet softly and deliberately in her very own deer skin boots.
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