|Women's Southern Buckskin|
||Women's Southern Buckskin is danced tall, straight and proud, each step gliding as if on air.
The outfit has evolved tremendously over the last five years and can be summed
up in one word: BEADWORK, lots of it. The outfits have become more contemporary, often using modern patterns and bead colors.
They are composed of a multitude of rosettes, beaded pieces, or strips in varying sizes.
Dancers wear partially beaded moccasins and leggings. A long, ornately beaded and fringed buckskin skirt with a tank top attached at the waist is
worn. The intricate, partially beaded buckskin yoke has long fringe that hangs down
almost to the floor. Most dancers wear a short breast plate over the dress.
The more complete outfits have a long, beaded back dragger. A choker and
necklace is worn, and beaded earrings, a ring or two, and a bracelet. A beaded belt is worn, with a saltillo/bag set and beaded front dragger attached. A beaded purse
and a flat fan are carried, and a shawl is draped over one arm. Beaded hairties, and sometimes a fully beaded crown are worn.
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