we love accessories. but even more so we love learning about the meaning and tradition behind certain pieces. native american headdresses, while more recently cropping up amongst the trend-savvy in art photos and catalogs, have traditionally symbolized power and bravery as well as steadfast spirit. in most cases, headdresses weren’t made in one sitting but rather curated over a period of time. as warriors committed acts of bravery, a feather would be added to the headdress as a symbol of that act. so the more feathers in a headdress, the more elaborate the glory: warriors with full headdresses were believed to be the bravest and often most ominous tribe members.
images via: aromaticembrace.com / the henry brothers blog
One-of-a-kind flint arrowhead hand piece. We only made one of these. We’ve kept in the studio as a sample. If anyone is interested, we might sell it as an exclusive piece to our FB/Tw/Tumblr friends. Email us: email@example.com
Last minute Halloween costume idea: Pocahontas.
- Leather fringe vest from Simonetta Ravizzi
- Leather fringe skirt by Pinto Ranch
- Minnetonka moccasins from J. Crew
- Feather headdress from Flannel Designs
- Pamela Love Arrowhead necklace, bracelet, and rings.
- Pamela Love porcupine quill necklace