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JinglinBooty 10-03-2004 04:41 PM

Can someone have too many Plumes?
 
Newest trend I've seen around here is Jingle Ladies having more than a butt load of plumes!!!

I've seen dancers that look like they have rabbit ears, white walls, huge side drops, and other funny looking displays off their heads.

What do you think is appropriate. I had a whole drum crackin' up at one lady's head (literally looked like curved rabbit ears with some lime green fluffs added).

Oh, What do you think about people "padding" their plumes with peacock/white fluffs?

this1ndnchic 10-04-2004 01:37 AM

the plumes take over hehe..
 
I saw this one girl with plumes that were really dirty lookin that went in all kinds of directions and she even had some fake colored ones..i thought it looked funny..lol what about the plumes that are so high off the head? maybe im just old fashions and its the new trend. more power to the pea-cock chicks :P

JinglinBooty 10-05-2004 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by this1ndnchic
more power to the pea-cock chicks :P

I know that plumes can be very hard to come by and I'm no one to critize those who add to their plumes. I've been in that situation before where I didn't think my plumes looked "good enough."

...its kind of like when you begin to develope and you over stuff your bra with tissue/toliet paper....thank god I never did that.

But I'm also proud to say I never added to my feathers. I've always been proud of what I've had back in the day and today.

Kiwehnzii 10-06-2004 12:09 AM

Up to 15 plumes is alright.

More'n 16 is excessive.

ojibwaysweetie 10-06-2004 02:17 AM

Depends on the style of jingling one does I guess.

(Old style - no plumes)

But I've seen cases where there are too many plumes worn.

Tsogoudle 10-06-2004 12:51 PM

In this modern age of "Contesting" I think alot of the "traditional ways" have been changed and modernized in such disrespectful ways. Ladies buckskin has gotten to be the worst! Some of those flashy crowns and diamonds sparkling blind you where you need sunglasses and the beadwork has expanded so its looks like maps of continents, etc. I've always thought the buckskin was the beauty of the dress and the beadwork complimented it. And I agree with the poster, I've seen some plumes that look like a persian cat is sitting on the back of their heads! But contesting has commericalized and everyone wants to look different.

ojibwaywmn 10-08-2004 11:37 AM

Plumes Plumes Plumes
 
This past summer, I had one medium-small sized plume and wore it proudly. However, I did feel a bit envious looking at the other jinglers with their larger sets. Then last month, my brother-in-law passed on two fluffy beautiful plumes. I am in awe.

To be honest, I do feel kinda sad on how you need to adjust your plumes, beadwork, outfit to a grander scale....just to be noticed. And I do see some dancers who overdo it. Kinda like what Shrek said "Do you think they are overcompensating for something??" LOL.

KeetersCAT 10-08-2004 12:10 PM

you mean like...."dang look at her..you could stuff a pillow case with all those" too many plumes??? nope. :chief:

CISCO GEEK 10-08-2004 03:40 PM

I think if they are bigger then your own head ( plume sets) or out of proportion to who you are, then that is WAY too much, seen a few sets like that, no fluidness to the way they where put together etc and it just looked "off".

JinglinBooty 10-10-2004 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by ojibwaywmn
To be honest, I do feel kinda sad on how you need to adjust your plumes, beadwork, outfit to a grander scale....just to be noticed.

I never thought about that until I was gifted my latest set of plumes. I was so excited, that I hooked them up for that powwow. But now I've got to take it apart and re-do them & bead them up.

JinglinBooty 10-10-2004 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Tsogoudle
In this modern age of "Contesting" I think alot of the "traditional ways" have been changed and modernized in such disrespectful ways. Ladies buckskin has gotten to be the worst! Some of those flashy crowns and diamonds sparkling blind you where you need sunglasses and the beadwork has expanded so its looks like maps of continents, etc. I've always thought the buckskin was the beauty of the dress and the beadwork complimented it. And I agree with the poster, I've seen some plumes that look like a persian cat is sitting on the back of their heads! But contesting has commericalized and everyone wants to look different.


I know what you mean. If Okie is anything like Southern California then there is some bright BLING going on with beadwork. Even when I went to GON 2 years ago, I thought only Hollywood Indians were out this way. Damm was I wrong!!
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WhoMe 10-11-2004 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by JinglinBooty
Newest trend I've seen around here is Jingle Ladies having more than a butt load of plumes!!!

I've seen dancers that look like they have rabbit ears, white walls, huge side drops, and other funny looking displays off their heads.

What do you think is appropriate.

____

JlnBooty:

It is a sad day when a "keeping in Fashion Trend" replaces "earned by Tradition and Honor" concerning the bulk adding of eagle plumes (feathers) to ones regalia.

cr_dakota_chic 10-11-2004 01:31 PM

plumes
 
:confused: The plume thing is just way too much. I've seen some people just put way too much. The rest of them look very pretty with the stickers and the little color fluffs at the bottom. My cousin has alot of plumes. She just puts some one every grand entry.

southernx_hunnie08 10-11-2004 09:31 PM

yeah i understand it when someone has a lot of plumes but yeah if you do have to much it just doesn't really look pretty on my plumes i have about 15 but they look really pretty....my dad layered them to look really fluffy and tall..they are worth a million dollars he sayz cuz they are being held up with credit card aye .lol

CISCO GEEK 10-11-2004 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by southernx_hunnie08
yeah i understand it when someone has a lot of plumes but yeah if you do have to much it just doesn't really look pretty on my plumes i have about 15 but they look really pretty....my dad layered them to look really fluffy and tall..they are worth a million dollars he sayz cuz they are being held up with credit card aye .lol

*lmao* at the credit card thang ;)

ac_miss 10-12-2004 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by southernx_hunnie08
my dad layered them to look really fluffy and tall..they are worth a million dollars he sayz cuz they are being held up with credit card aye .lol

:rofl: That's too funny!!

JinglinBooty 10-12-2004 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by WhoMe
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JlnBooty:

It is a sad day when a "keeping in Fashion Trend" replaces "earned by Tradition and Honor" concerning the bulk adding of eagle plumes (feathers) to ones regalia.


When I was a younger age, I often struggled with trying to figure out which catagory I ft into: traditional like my grandfather or modern like what I saw was going on. I agree with what you say. I know times & styles change, but I still consider myself a traditionalist at heart. For example, when an urban indian ask me to teach them to dance, one of the first questions that follows is "...how much do you charge?"
My response is "Creator would kick my you know what if I was to charge for something like that." ;)

JinglinBooty 10-12-2004 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by southernx_hunnie08
my dad layered them to look really fluffy and tall..they are worth a million dollars he sayz cuz they are being held up with credit card aye .lol

who's your family...we might be related :P Ayyeee!

BurBz 11-08-2004 11:34 PM

ya know...this weekend... not at only this pw..but my friends and i were talking about this.. how some of these really younger people have really nice plumes...but they don't even take care of them! ..like..when they aren't wearing them...they'll just be stuffed into the chair or just sitting right there in plain view on their stuff.. ya know.. i mean..like geeezz..if you have something that beautiful and traditional...atleast take care of them!....and don't leave them laying around like they are dirty underwear or something!

step_2_da_side 11-10-2004 11:21 AM

totally agree with burbs .... especially if they're so hard to come by. I guess if you can respect how many you have and take care of them, u can have as much as u want :)


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