Native American Drums And Horsehair Pottery Are Made According To Tradition
Owning a store that specializes in horsehair pottery and Native American crafts allows a Cherokee In...
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Native American Drums And Horsehair Pottery Are Made
According To Tradition
Owning a store that specializes in horsehair pottery and Native American crafts allows a Cherokee
Indian proprietor to offer authentic items of home decor to individuals that have an appreciation for
the styles of the tribes that once populated Oklahoma and which continue to create Native American
drums and other articles of jewelry and pottery that can be found throughout the America's history.
Incorporating bones, shells or glass into the design of a Native American choker the artists that are
creating jewelry for customers throughout the country have been able to offer their wares to
individuals and collectors that are interested in preserving the heritage of the people that once filled
the open prairies and lands that are now combined to form the United States.
Back when the native people that owned the lands were thriving, the belief that everything came
from the Gods was something that prevented many tribes from wasting resources. After killing an
animal for meat the hunters would take every part of their prey for use. From the skin of the animal
clothing and drums could be made that cured the leather of a cow or deer. The bones where shaped
to become tools and in some cases mixed with beads or seeds that could be used as jewelry.
Whatever was taken from the land was considered to be a gift from the creator and to honor their
spiritual belief that the animal they killed for survival was a sacred sacrifice meant that nothing that
could be used would be wasted.
To continue the tradition of their Cherokee ancestors the artists that are selling their creations both
in a store and online are creating horsehair pottery, Native American drums and items of jewelry
that come from the deer, buffalo, elk and moose or cows that have be harvested from the land by
modern day hunters. Using the hide of the animal as a covering for the drums that are carved from
cedar trees the Native American tradition of "waste not, want not" continues.
With bones and other additions be included in the creation of Native America chokers a person that
is buying authentic items from a Cherokee descendant is able to display the same types of crafts that
were originally made be people that had a free range of the lands before settlers came to build cities
Even the traditional way of making horsehair pottery has been preserved that delivers the same
beautiful pots that were in use by women of the tribe centuries ago. Although culture has changed
and modernization exists in many of the tribal nations that live on reservations today, there are
people that continue to produce and sell the authentic Native American artwork that is produced
according to tradition.
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