Monday, June 1, 2009

Native American Dancer Feet

Today is theme day for all worldwide city daily photo bloggers. The theme is feet! 

These are the feet of a Native American male dancer at the Heard Museum Hoop Dance competition. 

I love the details. He is wearing comfortable beaded moccasin boots with ribbons and bells that make a nice sound when he walks. Moccasins are very comfortable and I used to wear them when I was a kid.

I love the sounds of Native American costumes. The hair looks like it might be from a sheep, but I am not sure.   

I particularly like the goat hoof rattles that many Native Americans wear in costumes. I have two goat hoof rattle belts that I have on the back of doors in my house so that I can hear that gentle rattle when I open and close the doors.  I find the sound soothing and it reminds me of Native American festivals.

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38 comments:

Freddy said...

verry nice feet too ,,dance of rain"!!! Congratulations!! I posted in my blog many photo and invite you to see it !!

best regards from Romania!! Freddy.

cieldequimper said...

Ah Julie, this is so perfectly gorgeous! Thank you!

Jilly said...

How fabulous is this?! Great choice for today's Theme.

mo'ikeha said...

So important to keep ones feet close to the ground of tradition, where would we go else?

Jim said...

and he is a Steelers fan. Winning shot.

Leif Hagen said...

Meet Arizona feet and Scottsdale feet! Native American Feet! Dancing feet greet watching feet! Colorful, costumed feet dance to a beat! What a feet treat! EAGAN feet greet from my Minnesota street!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

A colorful post. I can almost hear the dancing and feel the music:-)

Kate said...

Julie, this photo is culturally important and am so happy that we have this theme so you can include this photo. It's quite beautiful.

B Squared said...

Nice choice, Julie.

Sharon said...

Great choice Julie!

brattcat said...

Terrific choice.

magicpolaroid said...

i like the native american culture! thanx for sharing...

Lessie said...

Awesome choice. His feet are great -- and his knee is pretty cute, too. :)

Babooshka said...

Wow! Hats off for the funkiest feet. I can safely say with regret, I will never get this shot here.

henny said...

It's incredible how people can do with their feet :). Nice, tho. Happy feet-ing :).

Lois said...

What gorgeous detail Julie!

James said...

very nice and so interesting. Recently my wife's parents drove through the Southwest and were invited to watch sacred Hopi dances from a roof top and even eat a native meal. The rules were no photographs or documentation of any kind.

I would love to experience that.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Julie!
Lovely and so creative picture!
Well done!
Léia

Prospero said...

Lovely, colorful shot. We have something similar in Bermuda called the Gombeys, a native dance troupe. They wear fancy accoutrements and yet, occasionally I notice running shoes on their feet! I guess it's the Gombey-lite version. But the moccasins you photographed are fabulous.

Bergson said...

I want the shoes to go to party

Jarart said...

Perfect Scottsdale feet!

Felicia said...

Great feet and not something we get to see very often. I just looked at your other photos of the Hoop Dance Competition and it looks really incredible.

Hilda said...

A wonderful choice, Julie, especially since they remind me of those gorgeous festival photos you posted. Love them too.

PJ said...

Great idea Julie. I love the sounds they make took. We have a gathering north of us every Thanksgiving, they're terrific to watch.

Rambling Round said...

Dancing feet! Very nice.

Jacob said...

Those feet work very hard. Great, colorful photo!

Don and Krise said...

Perfect. Love the color.

Zannnie said...

wow, that's very special for the theme day! :)


Zannnie & Zsolt

Carraol said...

Great post and choice for this theme, the costume looks splendid and love those moccasins, I guess are gloves for feet.

PAK said...

Details are great.
When I've read about Theme Day: Feet, I thought, what a problematic and uniteresting theme. Now I see photos like Yours, by Jarart or Fio, and it's quite interesting :)

Kaori said...

This photo reminds of the powwows I went to when I was little! Beautiful moccasins, they must be really comfortable :)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Very Good Dance Feets.....Its Amazing..

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Nice picture. I love the details. That is a witty idea for the CDP theme day. The only thing that is most likely not Native is the Steelers lanyard. (;

Buenos Aires Photo

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Beautiful photo, and you gotta love that Steelers lanyard, especially because it's in keeping with the color scheme!
David

Frank said...

Great shot for theme day and you have the perfect Native-American subjects to capture. Thank you for your choice.

lavenderlady said...

Julie, a very nice photo and I liked the information too. I used to live in Mesa, so I know of what you speak

Joan said...

Fanciest feet award!

BeachILike said...

I like your blog too! Thanks for following mine :)

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