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  • Question about term....

    I just have to ask.....

    After reading about the beadwork pricing and seeing the term "cape" and after seeing it used else where on the board...

    Is this a term that everyone uses in the southern region or do others use it. I have always heard them called yokes. Capes I have heard more in connection with the beaded buckskin tops.

    Doesn't make a difference... I'm just the curious kind..

    Any others have terms they wonder about also?
    "We see it as a desecration not only of a mountain but of our way of life. This is a genocidal issue to us. If they kill this mountain, they kill our way of life." ~Debra White Plume

  • #2
    Up in the northern plains, I've always heard them called capes. I never heard them called yokes (not even at Southern pow-wows) until I came to this forum. :dontknow:
    Not better. Not worse. Just different.

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    • #3
      Ha :Chatter The term cape reminds me of batman, superman and Zorro. Haven't heard that one. :Chatter :D
      I'm not having hot flashes, I'm having power surges!!

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      • #4
        Well, no offense, but yoke reminds me of oxen. (tee hee)

        To tell the truth, when I started making them for my daughters,
        I didn't know what to call them. When we talked about them,
        we'd say, "you know the part that goes around here". I asked around
        a lot and finally someone who pow-wows out of state said, "cape".
        And BINGO* we knew that was it.

        When I danced (for fun) back in the dark ages, only a couple of us
        girls even had capes. And I wasn't one of them. I guess that could
        go along with," when I was young, we were so poor that ..."

        Anyways, what do call the piece that usually matches your hairties,
        and hangs from your choker? Just wondering....
        ...it is what it is...

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        • #5
          Aiye... I've never heard the term "cape" until I talked to my friend Chenoa from down south :) Up here in the north... the Eastern Woodlands, we've always called them yolks. I wonder which term is more traditional?
          How u gonna act like my shawl dont bling? How u gonna act like my fringe dont swing?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wyo_rose
            Anyways, what do call the piece that usually matches your hairties,
            and hangs from your choker?
            No offense but, the choker hangie down part! :Chatter :Angel:

            to be serious/medallion if it is a beaded piece similar to a rosette
            I'm not having hot flashes, I'm having power surges!!

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            • #7
              we've always called them yolks
              :Eyebrows
              - zeph

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              • #8
                :Angel:
                :Eyebrows
                - zeph

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                • #9
                  :Eyebrows
                  :Chatter
                  Not better. Not worse. Just different.

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                  • #10
                    I have to say it:

                    OH MY GOSH! YOLKS???

                    **************************************

                    Anyway, Granny, my choker hangy downy parts are usually appliqued, and do match the braid ties - appliqued also. But they're hardly ever round like a rosette. I try to make them a unique shape to fit the design.

                    Maybe choker medallion??

                    (Please don't think I'm a non-beader. Most of the people that I sew for want it right now, and want it cheap. :blushing: I mean, inexpensive.)

                    Now what's the difference between a ruffle and a flare?? One girl wants me to make a skirt with a flare, not a ruffle. But the example she showed me sure looked like a ruffle to me.
                    ...it is what it is...

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                    • #11
                      LOL...im so :eyes116:
                      :p Your First and Last Love Is Self Love! :p

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                      • #12
                        "Now what's the difference between a ruffle and a flare?? One girl wants me to make a skirt with a flare, not a ruffle. "

                        Hi, now I'm not totally sure but I think a ruffle is a straight piece of fabric that is gathered as it is sewed..... and a flare is a curved piece of fabric, with the inside part of the curve sewn on the bottom of the skirt.... but I don't know... that's just how I make the difference between the two!!

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                        • #13
                          Thanks !! I tried it and ended up having to gather my flare. My calculations were a little off. Next time I'll get out my circle formulas: <pi>r squared or is it 2<pi>r for circle circumference?
                          ...it is what it is...

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                          • #14
                            omg..cape or yolk?? My head is deflating...never thought about what it was called..I always called mine a "collar"..dont know if thats right or not..lol (leave it to me to be an oddball..) Yolk makes me hungry for an omlette.. and cape sounds to much like the men's "cape and aprons.." hmmmmm this one's gonna keep me up at night.. As far and the choker thing.. dunno, choker dilly ma bob?? lol..

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                            • #15
                              Yes, that's it! Only up here we'd pronounce it choker dingy ma bob.
                              ...it is what it is...

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