I wanted to let you know I shared that prayer with the man who is dying from cancer - he was so happy! Thank you for sharing it with me so I could help him have something that has brought him such great comfort and peace. I told him a Taino friend shared it with me for him and he was so happy. Many blessings to you for your kind and giving heart.
Thank you for your comments my family is from Puerto Rico and I went back home to see family and friends. I felt it was neccessary to know who I was..some of the pic's where taken in PR others in Georgia at the powwows held here..I am the only one right now in Georgia who is coming out in Taino Regailia...please check my blog about the Gathering of 8,000 Drums
Diablo, I went oustide and you guys were gone. Thats messed up, LOL........
Actually for some resean the securtiy people coulnd get me my bag. They had to have a manager come and open the door. I would have left the bag and picked it up tomorrow and left with you guys. But tomorrow morning I have a very early call to take care off. That usually doesnt happend. I normaly get requested at 9am or 10am. But anyways Ray It was nice seeing you and again. Al "Kutubanama" It was a pleasure meeting you in person.
Wonderful work! You translated the designs well and the embroidery is lovely. Good work! Do you use a computer program for the stitching patterns? There is one that is nice called PC Stitch. I am sure you can google it if you are interested. Graph paper works too, and is much more portable. :)
I haven't spoken to mom regarding images of her work and our family photos will show a little something but not enough to appreciate the beading... I am still working on it though.
When it comes to my mom and beadwork, I kid you not when I tell you she is a whiz at it... It's scary. She laughs when I say so, but it is almost like she just looks at the stuff and it beads itself! Loom work or leather, medicine wheels, rosettes, barrettes, wristbands, headbands, armbands, necklaces, belts... the woman is fearless!
All kidding aside, my mom's bead work is truly something to be admired and I am very proud of her. She has folks from all over asking her to bead pieces for their regalia. The farthest so far has been a dude in CA!
As for photos... I can't say I have any that would show detail. We have some family pics where someone may be wearing their medicine wheel or a barrette, but I don't have pics of her work per se' and I can;t say she has any either. I know sometimes she would make copies of her pieces before mailing them out, but she would have those. I will ask her, though. She moved recently, so don't hold your breath.
In the meanwhile, I will look through my family pics and see if I find anything that shows a little something.
As for the designs she uses, as far as I know all of them are her own. When it comes to regalia, most of the time folks will just give her ideas on their people, shapes or colors they prefer, but the designs are all hers. She comes up with flowers and leaves, feathers and turtles, shapes and geometric designs that are awesome! She has also beaded the taino designs as well... She usually sits down with a pad of graph paper and pencil.
I love your graphics and photos - they are so beautiful! The image entitled Yatekinex is so beautiful. I have noted, that there are some similiarities between the Aztec regalia or native dress - I'm not sure what you call your native dress, American Indians refer to ours as our regalia and it has special meaning to each of us. I wanted to let you know that the beautiful prayer that you have shared with me for my friend with cancer, I will give it to him today. He has been in the hospital and just returned home. I will let you know what he has to say - I am sure he will be thrilled. Again wado (thank you) for your generous nature and caring heart.
Hey samuel called me greek. What a joke this guys is. I have a friend told him to look at this discusion. He was cracking up. You see my friend is 100% greek and is first generation born here. I know him for 5 yo. He said I dont even look european. My friend las name is Kioriokokis very greek. But he said he is not even going to bother wasting his time.
Hola amigo .Para mi todos los yacimiento son importantes .cada uno es diferente en contenido .Y yo quiero que los cuiden con el mismo respecto que otros monumentos. Aqui hay una rica herencia y somos parte de eso.Si uno olvida lo que es es mejor no estar en el mundo donde todos mos indentifica con sus culturas y asi es que yo me siento idntificada no por nacionalidad por mi cultura .Eso uno lo lleva a donde quiera no importa donde esta.Gracias por el comentario .Pero yo llevo mi protesta en la pagina del gobernador en facebook alli es que deben de todos escribir por que yo no me puedo quedar callada cuando la injusticia esta en este mundo.Asi que unete alli y veras que nos oyen claro que si ya yo lo conprove atrasvez de la radio dieron la noticia que la pagina de el habian muchos comentarios .Gracias por unirte a mi pagina
Thank you so very much for those prolific and beautiful words!! I am moved. Thank you. I am not familiar with the Arawak/Taino language, with the exception of the provinces/municipales in PR, and the few words heard on the island's daily living. Thank you! Gitana India
i may be biased
but, yes i think they are quite handsome!!!
a beautiful christmas we had with all my children and most of their mother's and other first family relatives.
we are a mixed band of peoples from as far away as alaska to the caribbean
we are family