The 8th annual Hammonassett festival in Guilford, CT featured Native American dancers decked out in fringe, feathers, animal furs and skins showcasing the attire of the dancers before they performed their traditional dancers.
The MC hosted the event like a fashion show describing the flamboyant and vibrant garb from their headdresses to their shoes – and everything in-between. By taking a look at the hand-made garments from tribes of different regions, it’s easy to see the strong influence of Native American design in modern fashion from contemporary furniture to popular design.
The attire features embroidery and beading, often times in patterns following a repetitive theme with an emphasis on nature highlighted by vibrant and eye-catching colors.
Whether an entire room or home follows the same design motif or is accented by similar features, you can see the strong influence of the Native American flair in many contemporary and modern interiors.
Fringe, feathers, animal bones, skins and furs is also a popular theme seen in modern design especially in fashion, upholstery, bedding, dishware and home decor such as sculptures and wall art.
The vendors at the event sold many similar items such as loose skins, furs, rugs, clothing, jewelry and accent pieces.