Friday, April 24, 2009
A feather headdress from one of the Cowichan First Nations
A glass negative portrait dated 1894 of a man from the Mandan First Nation wearing a two-feather headdress and holding a feather fan.
The Mandan are a Great Plains tribe whose traditional territory includes the banks of the Missouri River and two of its tributaries: the Knife River and the Heart River. The Mandan suffered greatly from Small Pox and Whooping Cough epidemics which reduced their numbers to 125 by the turn of the 19th century, resulting in their banding with two neighboring tribes: the Arikara and Hidatsa.
Photo by Charles Milton Bell. Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology, now in the U.S. National Anthropological Archives.
Another glass negative, taken in 1893 on the Eastern Plains and depicting members of the Arapaho (Cow) Nation in a Crow Ceremony.
Photo by James Moody. Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology, now in the U.S. National Anthropological Archives.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Ova Herero women,
15th century women, France
North American First Nations, California
Two Ugandan men, 1902
Baroque headdresses worn by Paul Richter and Margarete Schon in Fritz Lang's 5-hour silent film saga Siegfried's Tod, made in 1924 and based on an early 13th c Norse epic poem.
The Headdress Ball
a charity event held by Las Floristas every May at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California
1. Lillian Molieri as The Princess of Scheherazade, May 2nd 1952
2. Mrs. Theodore Bentley wearing Freeway - U.S.A., May 5, 1962
3. The Grand March - A Salute to the Seven Lively Arts, May 1, 1965
(images from the L.A. public Library archives)
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Brown and wild rice, sautéed Spanish and red onion, garlic, red pepper, grated carrot, thyme, Hungarian paprika, S&P ...combined and wrapped in steamed cabbages leaves. Top with a simple garlic tomato sauce and bake, covered, in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.