This week’s MotD theme: For Whom the Bell Tolls
From PowWow Fabrics comes this beautiful jingle dress with 285 silver bells. I love all the colors, the circular bells, and how the rows create horizontal circles, front to back. Seeing and hearing a jingle dance is quite awesome.
About Jingle Dresses from PowWows.com:
Jingle Dress is also called a Prayer Dress. There are differences in the origins of the dress among the tribes. The dress was seen in a dream, as an object to bring healing to afflicted people. It comes from the Northern Tribe Ojibewea or Chippewa, along the Canadian border.
….Jingle Dresses are decorated with rolled up snuff can lids that are hung with ribbon. The ribbon is then sewed to the dress, The jingles are placed close enough so they can hit together, causing a beautiful sound. If one were to close their eyes as the Jingle dancer passes, it would sound as though it were raining!
Inspiration for Today
Experience the healing power of dance.
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