Gone Native

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Like many families in America, my family has some Native American blood that runs through it. Although, most ties to native cultures has been lost, my family still maintains a deep respect for the Indian lifestyle. My Grandfather is an painter and a collector of all things Native American. I mean, he makes walking sticks,  Kokopelli dolls,  and pueblo houses amongst many other things. He even travels to Arizona and New Mexico every year to stay with Native American friends. Getting to the point.... I was raised with lots of tribal textiles around, but I  never thought they were very fashionable. Now, however, I am very excited to see all the new Native American textile trends showing up on the runway. I think I have finally found a fashion trend my grandpa and I can both enjoy :D This cost $43.97 + tax.

Brand: Famosa
Purchase Price: $29.99
Purchased From: M~Fasis
    Suggested Retail: $29.99
(I had a gift card though… I rarely buy anything @retail)

Brand: unknown
Purchase Price: $5.99
Purchased From: Goodwill (Los Angeles, CA)
Suggested Retail: unknown

The purple one, my girlfriend gave to me from her travels in Italy,
And the silver one, I made with beads and twine J

Brand: Aldo
Purchase Price: $7.99
Purchased From: Goodwill (Los Angeles, CA)
    Suggested Retail: $60-$80
** Also seen in http://mythriftychic.blogspot.com/2011/01/merry-2011.html**