Thursday, November 29, 2007

Rawhide Rattle, in progress.

This links to an article about the "Lost Treasures" art event in Kenora, that I participated in, last month. Art exhibit commemorates lives of missing or murdered aboriginal women.

The missing woman that was my subject, Angel Carlick, has since been found, deceased. The preliminary autopsy is "inconclusive".


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I'm reworking a big Whitetail deer antler/rawhide rattle. It previously had some loomwork beading, strung on waxed-linen cord that ran through small holes drilled into the tines of the antler. The sharp edges of the holes cut through the linen cord, however, so I had to remove it. In the future, I will remove the antler burr and restring it with a more rugged hemp twine, then reloom it.

Currently, I am using a brick stitch method to cover the main beam of the rattle. Eventually, I will also run the brick stitch partway up the tines.
[All pics click to enlarge.]

Old pics:
Whitetail deer rawhide and antler rattle. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.
Whitetail deer rawhide and antler rattle. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.

New view, at beginning of brick-stitching:
Loomwork removed, leather pieces added to the "handle" area and some paint added to the rawhide.
Whitetail deer rawhide and antler rattle. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.

Closeup on "outside" of antler beam:
Whitetail deer rawhide and antler rattle. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.

Whitetail deer rawhide and antler rattle. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.


Closeup on "intside" of antler beam:
Whitetail deer rawhide and antler rattle. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.

Whitetail deer rawhide and antler rattle. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.

Closeup on gap between "inside" and "outside" on "top" of antler beam:
Whitetail deer rawhide and antler rattle. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.

Closeup on "outside" of antler beam:
Whitetail deer rawhide and antler rattle. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.

Closeup on "inside" of antler beam:
Whitetail deer rawhide and antler rattle. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.

Closeup on gap between "inside" and "outside" on "top" of antler beam:
*Take note of the use of irregular, large beads to begin "straightening" the curve of the beadwork.
Whitetail deer rawhide and antler rattle. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.
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A Lakota Woman with the Gift of Gab.

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Native Radio Theater (NRT) Call for Scripts - Deadline Dec 20
"Scripts should be short works, 10-minute or one-act plays no more than an hour in length from Native American theater companies, authors or playwrights. Postmarked deadline is Dec. 20, 2007. A national panel will select three finalists by April. Winners will split a prize of $1,000. Funding for production will also be available for chosen projects."


NSI-Storytellers.Apply by Friday January 18, 2008, 4:30 PM CENTRAL TIME.
"Responding to market-need, the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) in association with APTN has redesigned NSI Storytellers to develop above-the-line broadcast talent. This second phase of NSI Storytellers is an amazing opportunity for up to three Aboriginal producers to develop their television producing skills through an intensive training week, and an internship on a western based television series destined for broadcast in Canada."


Society Unveils Native American Ballerina Sculptures.
"A group of larger-than-life bronze statues depicting Oklahoma’s five internationally acclaimed Native American ballerinas were unveiled Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the west lawn of the Tulsa Historical Society."


Native America, Discovered and Conquered.A blog following issues of Indian Law, by Robert J. Miller.
"Robert J. Miller is a Professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon where he teaches Indian law courses and Civil Procedure, a first year class. Bob has taught and practiced Indian law since 1993. He has also been a part-time tribal judge since 1995 for many Northwest tribes and is currently the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals for the Grand Ronde Tribe."


Another Native blog, Indian Logic.

Native Circle, "American Indian Politics & Issues".

(Canadian)Copyright Choices and Voices.

This article is about the story of an egyptian man who was forceably coerced into confessing to a crime he did not commit, by the FBI, after 9-11. After he was proved innocent, things got worse.
A blogger who ran a story about the appeals court decision found the the decision was removed from the public record and then he was contacted to remove reference to the case from his site, as a matter of national security.

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