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Old 06-08-2015, 11:39 PM   #1
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Eyes Covered By Beads

Just wondered..

I've seen some guys with beads partially covering their eyes and just wondered the origins behind this practice, who has the rights to it, etc.

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Just wondered..

I've seen some guys with beads partially covering their eyes and just wondered the origins behind this practice, who has the rights to it, etc.

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I guess if one has beady eyes they can cover their beady eyes with more beads.
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I had seen some from India where they (mostly men) wore covered beads over their face.

But in our Native tradition like in Indian Country, there are only Apache men who wore masks or large handkerchiefs over their faces. I don't remember seeing them wear covered beads over their eyes. That is going to be hard to see through. So I have no information about that.
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I've seen a lot of grass dancers with beads dangling from their headband covering their eyes. Personally I wouldn't wear it like that.
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I've seen some guys with beads partially covering their eyes and just wondered the origins behind this practice, who has the rights to it, etc.

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Mostly it's just a style trend or a fad. One guy does it and the next one says "hey that's cool" so they do it.

The roots go back to when we hunted to live. The eyes are one of the things that will give you away ! I used to be an avid deer hunter. I could sit very still for hours and I've had deer walk right up to me , not knowing for sure what I was......until I blinked. Then it knew I was something alive. Even then they usually try to get you to move to be sure , but the eyes always give you away....unless you cover them. And yes , you can still see. It's like looking through a veil.
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The roots go back to when we hunted to live. The eyes are one of the things that will give you away ! I used to be an avid deer hunter. I could sit very still for hours and I've had deer walk right up to me , not knowing for sure what I was......until I blinked. Then it knew I was something alive. Even then they usually try to get you to move to be sure , but the eyes always give you away....unless you cover them. And yes , you can still see. It's like looking through a veil.
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