I have been pondering a question about Saponi "regalia " for so very long now . but I don't know what to do about it or think about it .
what are the rest of you doing?
or are you wearing cherokee or shawnee or what ?
I have chickasaw and choctaw blood . so I might go that way.
but but but it just don't feel right I guess .....
I been pondering the whole idea of mixed leather and cloth as being what it is said is mostly what our ancestors wore after contact , but mostly I am ponding the ideas around how all my ancestors seemed to never wasted on scrap of cloth and turned it into something usually by quilting something with all those scraps of cloth .. did anyone else ancestors save every thread of old clothing?
if nothing else to make rugs or blankets lots of these blankets and rugs actually ..... can we use those same ideas for our regalia? you know they had to be using those scraps of cloth and leather for just these same kinds of things to wear ?
can some of you maybe give that one a thought or two for awhile and let it work around in the empty and rattling places :P then maybe let me know what a mixed quilt/patch work/ rugged or felted like regalia might look like in the olden days or in the not so olden days? or if you ever saw anything that looked like might work for these ideas somehow?