Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Indian Fair & Market, Part 3


The White Mountain Apache Dancers were part of the entertainment on the amphitheater stage.  Above  the patriarch of the family is explaining the dances to the audience.  


We saw the Buffalo Dance which honors the spirit of the buffalo who gives his life to nourish the people.  


Then we saw the beautiful Butterfly Dance featuring this lovely young woman in a colorful costume.


The back, or the butterfly wings, was every bit as beautiful as any butterfly I've seen fluttering around.

I'm not done yet, I'll have some more photos from this great event tomorrow.

17 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Amazing costume, such colour and detail, good to have the meaning of the various dances explained to the audiences too.

Andy said...

Their dress code rocks!

Bill Nicholls said...

Some intersting posts about Indians. It's good to know their culture & heritage lives on

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi Sharon, I've just been catching up on your last posts.. You have some wonderfully vibrant fascinating photos here.. There were so many children all over the world, including here in Oz that were taken from their parents in the name of 'good'..
P.s. I did think of turning my spare room into a studio, but I really do make a mess when I paint, so its better done outdoors :) might turn it into a gym :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The preservation of indigenous cultural traditions is very important.

Kate said...

What a wonderful experience, to see all the entries for this Indian Market. The traditional costumes are always bright and vibrant. You did a great job of photographing them for our pleasure.

William Kendall said...

The ceremonial attire is just stunning! Beautiful shots!

Karl Demetz said...

Nice shots, the Butterfly is so cute!

RedPat said...

Love the butterfly outfit!

cieldequimper said...

I believe it's regalia rather than costume :-). One day, I'm hoping to go...

Franklin Bruce Taylor said...

Beautiful regalia or costumes. Either one it's very nice.

Mo said...

Id be very interested in researching this further and working with them. Do you think they would be interested?

glenda said...

Beautiful photos Sharon! I missed the fair this year but it is always impressive!

Randy said...

I love Buffalo dancers.

Jack said...

Your first photo, of the man explaining the dance, is first rate.

Judy said...

Fantastic!

Kathy said...

Wonderful photos. And I think the pink and blue hair style has made a comeback. I didn't know it had a Native American origin!