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Old 10-10-2005, 05:13 PM   #1
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Question Otter Sash

What is the best way to attach the otter sash to the regalia?
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Old 10-11-2005, 04:00 PM   #2
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I've NEVER heard of a otter sash being worn as part of the straight dance regalia.

I asked my boyfriend about it(he's been dancing "straight" since he could walk, he is OSAGE) and he said the same thing.

Did you see someone else with an otter sash and made one for yourself?
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What is the best way to attach the otter sash to the regalia?
Blan,

I am not sure what you are meaning by an otter sash. Is it the mirrored otter that is worn over the chest?
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Sorry, guess there is a difference in terminology. I'm referring to what some call the dragger or drag, worn in the back.
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Old 10-13-2005, 05:47 PM   #5
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Sorry, guess there is a difference in terminology. I'm referring to what some call the dragger or drag, worn in the back.

Well you shoulda asked it with the right terminology. *L

Now its easy to answer!


Tie the string ties around your neck (otter on back, ties on front)

Then tie a choker on over it.

Then put a scarf over it and secure it with a "slide."


Then dance to your hearts content (in your front living room)! *L
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Old 10-13-2005, 06:16 PM   #6
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Thanks,
Got that!
I hoped there was a better way :)
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:18 AM   #7
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That's the way I've seen most people do it. But I have seen a different method. Darry Woods attaches it to his choker. He has places on his choker for it to attach. And then on the front of the choker where it touches his neck he puts padding.

Looks like a much more comfortable method, I've just never taken the time to try it.
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Thanks, I'll give it a try
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Some dancers run a scarf of appropriate length through the material fold at the top of the dragger, and they use that as a tie around the neck.

In the "olden days", as a fancy feather dancer, I used a flat leather collar setup for my neck bustle. When I began to straight dance, I made a leather collar with buckle for the dragger. Then comes the choker; then the neck scarf. I've been made fun of, where it has been called a dog collar, but that doesn't stop me.
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I have seen people run wide fabric through their otter instead of lace. Gives it a more comfortable feeling when you wear an otter with a lot of heavy stuff on it. Personally I don't like heavy otters. I like a thin cut hide with maybe a couple of rosettes and a few feathers. Not much more than that.
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I made my husbands ribbon shirt with two ribbon ties on the shoulders near the neck. He ties the otter drop ties to these ties and then covers them with his scarf. This way it is not around the neck at all
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IMHO... I think an otter dragger looks best attached and hanging from a grizzly bear claw necklace.

However, if you don't have one of those, then try flat, half-inch wide nylon webbing, the kind they use for rock climbing, with velco to fasten together. It's strong and easy on the neck.
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Well you shoulda asked it with the right terminology. *L

Now its easy to answer!


Tie the string ties around your neck (otter on back, ties on front)

Then tie a choker on over it.

Then put a scarf over it and secure it with a "slide."


Then dance to your hearts content (in your front living room)! *L
Thats how I attach mine. I seems easier that way.
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