Women's Buckskin is one of the oldest and most beautiful of the women’s dances. Often referred to as “Women’s Traditional,” the dancers stand tall, straight and proud. Their gliding steps make it look as if they are on air.
This is a sophisticated dance style, and it is not restricted to one age group. Fringe on the dress and shawl sway naturally with the movement of the woman’s feet in rhythm with the drum. During a contest, each individual is judged on the ability to stay in time and stop with the Drum.
The painting is of a photograph shot at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow 2013. This piece is part of the traditional regalia series. The series focuses upon traditional regalia across a number of dance styles.
Pyrographic etching in plywood. Painted with water color, gouache and improvisational use of various color sources. This piece is etched in wood and hand painted and framed.
With frame: 39.5 cm x31 (15.55 " by 12")
Without frame: 29.5 cm x21 cm (11.61" by 8.26")
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This piece may be viewed in person at the Native West Trading Company & Gallery. Inquires may be directed to: