This listing is for a complete, handmade Native American style jingle cone outfit complete with 5 regalia which I have named "Pink Rose." It is intended to be similar to the beautiful outfits Native American women and girls wear to pow wows. The outfit includes DRESS, HEADBAND, BRAID CIRCLETS, BRACELET, FEATHER FAN and MOCCASINS.
I am not tribal. I do not attempt to claim my designs are authentic. I simply try to creatively use materials, colors and symbols to reference Native American cultures, which I highly esteem. Growing up in Wyoming, I had several Native American playmates. Part of the reason I make Native American doll outfits today is to remember them and honor their traditions.
The story of the jingle cone dress is that a tribal medicine man had a sick daughter. After praying to the spirits, he received a dream of a dress with jingle cones on it and told, if he made the dress and his daughter danced in it, her health would be restored. One of the highlights of Native American pow wows is watching the jingle cone dress dance, where all the women and girls, in their amazingly outfits, carry a feather fan and dance with graceful footsteps to the beat of the drum. It is a joyful moment, seeing the beautiful dancers in their breath-taking colors, watching the light, intricate dance steps and hearing the lovely jingle of the bells--an experience to thrill and heal any soul.
The satin dress shown here is easy to put on and take off with a simple opening in back. The fan is held in place with an elastic loop. The stretch bracelet has pink and gold beads with a cute silver rose charm. The headband has 3 pink feathers feathers in back.
I never make two outfits exactly the same. This is a ONE OF A KIND outfit, which, as some consider my outfits collectors pieces, includes a certificate of authenticity. That said, the outfit is made for children as well as collectors. If handled with care, it should provide many happy imaginative hours with your doll.
While this doll was made with American Girl doll Kaya in mind, it will look equally stunning on any similar 18 inch doll. Doll not included.
Made in a smoke free home except when I burn the toast.