SOLD WHITE MOUNTAIN APACHE ceremonial set: buckskin shirt, beaded “Yoo” ornament, beaded pouch.
- Reference: MICH0001
- Origin: Fort Apache reservation, Arizona, USA
- Period: Circa 1940-1960
- Height: n/a
- Materials: Deer buckskin, glass and metal beads, metal cones, shells, metal concho.
- Price: SOLD
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WHITE MOUNTAIN APACHE ceremonial set: buckskin shirt, beaded “Yoo” ornament, beaded pouch.
– Buckskin shirt: ceremonial shirt, for the ceremonial “Nah Ih Es” pulsating dance concerning a young maiden. Probable origin of this piece around 1960, Fort Apache community. Spots of yellow pollen can be seen here and there on the shirt.
– Beaded ornament, called “Yoo”: this ornament is a traditional part of the costume of the young maiden. Symbols of the swastika (sinistrogyre and destrogyre) are represented on this “yoo”, which is rare, as most of the Southwest tribes decided not to use this symbol called “the four wind chant” after WWII, due to the fact that the Nazi used it in a bad way that twisted its meaning. Anyway, the different symbols used on this type of beadwork refer to the Apache mythology. Same period more or less 1950-1960.
– Beaded pouch: this pouch is also part of the costume. Most of the Apache women used to have one to collect and keep in a safe place the ration tickets which were distributed by the US government for food rations distribution. 1940-1950.
This lot is sold as a complete set.