This yoke is made from Buffalo split leather, hand dyed with earth paints aged trade cloth and conchos.
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This Cheyenne Dance Yoke dyed with earth paints is a popular color in todays powwow, with hand cut fringe, the glass beads represent sweet grass flowing in the winds, the yellow trade cloth up at the shoulders is for the sun. There is nothing better than watching a child dance- representing our past, present and future.
Supaya’s education comes from living on different reservations, Cherokee reservation, Pine Ridge South Dakota Lakota reservation, and the Navajo reservation in Arizona. Learning from elders, seeing and sharing old designs, listening and learning old stories. It was and is a good school for the heart.
Best in Show: Decorative Objects of Art, By Western Hands Invitational 2022