Seen By Her Nation - Woman's Northern Traditional Buckskin Dress
"Seen By Her Nation" is a unique and one-of-a-kind fully beaded Lakota Woman's dress inspired by my daughter Andrea Bear King and titled in honor of a wife of our Hunkpapa Lakota Leader Sitting Bull. This dress is designed and created with the Woman's Northern Traditional dancer in mind, but is a very beautiful piece of collectable art. Bold motifs of dragonflies, lightening bolts, tipis, turtles, and stars all of which are symbolic of the history and culture of my Lakota relatives are incorporated into this dress. The dress includes a fully beaded yoke, beaded skirt, belt, purse, beaded mink hair ties, strike-a-light bag, knife sheath, a bone choker and woman's full size breastplate.
Materials: Size 11 Czech Glass Seed Beads, Size 3mm, 6mm, and 8mm Burgundy Swarovski Crystals, Gold plated 6mm & 8mm beads, 1 1/2 inch & 4 inch bone hair pipes, sable minks, brain tanned deer & elk hides, sterling silver findings, canvas and cow hide.
Technique: The beaded technique includes both the lane/lazy stitch and applique stitch. All components of the dress are completely handstitched. The dress took over 2 years to complete.
Size: The yoke measure at 60" x 33" and the skirt measures at 37" x 39".