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  • Rides the Wind
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    Comanche Little Ponies wear a white waist wrap.

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  • CrazyInDn
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    whome,
    I've seen this also at KCC,my dad also said "summer time" wear.I think they use baby sheets or "crib" sheets i've heard them called.

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  • paraivo
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    Whome
    I have also seen these worn. I was told that this was a summer version that was worn in warmer weather. The ones I saw were made out of old bed sheets and I was told that these were cooler than the sashes. I don't know if that was true or not, but that was the explaination I recieved. Would love to hear what others have heard.

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  • WhoMe
    started a topic White waist wraps

    White waist wraps

    I have been looking at photos of gourd dancers from the early 1900's.

    In these photos, none were wearing the familiar red and blue blankets that are the trademark of gourd dancers today. Also, missing were the cowboy boots and ball caps (just had to throw that one in . . . *LOL)!

    In these photos there were no sash waist wrap-arounds (beaded and fringed) like you see every gourd dancer wearing today. Instead the dancers wore the familiar black shawl and a "WHITE WAIST WRAP" that overlaps and hangs off the side of the dancers. I have heard these types of wrap arounds were made of bed sheets.

    Many gourd dance leaders and elders still wear these white wrap arounds when they gourd dance (among the Kiowa, Comanche and Cheyenne-Arapaho).

    Any comment?

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  • WhoMe
    Gourd dance sash
    by WhoMe
    Anybody have any information why gourd dancers wear a sash with fringe tied to their waist?

    Also,

    Does anybody know the reason why some dancers wear a white fitted sheet around their waist?



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