Design Festival 2016 - Cherokee Sweatershirt -Happy Celebration

July 30, 2016

"Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered, blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven and Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him because blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these

 

Hi friends it was Halloween we are here to talk about the past. When i was a child i was a  simple boy scout who used to read about the Cherokees and Indian life, i also used to spend my days listen to Cher's songs singing that her father was married with a poor Cherokee and feel the pain "to see how people were shammed of me" as the song said but i was preparing myself  to show this trial of tears and show what life make with my designs, there is an old text about  the Cherokees that i read once in the school which i would post here to make this story make sense, at the old Cherokees tribes people were divided in seven large clans: Long Hair, Paint, Bird, Wolf, Wild Potato, Deer, and Blue. their babies was born in their mother's clan and their villages were comprised of individuals from different clans. A man and a woman from the same clan could not marry, The Cherokee practiced a variety of crafts including basketwork, pottery, carved pipe making, and rattle making. Rattles were made out of turtle shells and were used to ward off evil spirits. The Cherokee, however, are perhaps most renowned for their booger masks, colorful masks that represented evil spirits and their enemies. Eventually, these masks came to resemble the faces of the White trespassers. Booger masks were made from wood or hornets nests and were originally made as part of the Booger Dance, a winter celebration that ensured evil spirits could not disrupt the coming growing season. One of the most evil spirits in Cherokee lore was the Raven Mocker, an old, withered looking witch-like character who robbed the living of their lives by eating their hearts. The Cherokees believed in good spirits as well such as the Little People, a small race of spirits that lived in nearby caves. The Cherokee considered these tiny spirits kind, hard working, and helpful like us from Artur Vilela Collection, The Little People came in all colors and shades and had the power to cast spells like this - Soulamdn - I pursue the soul! - This words maybe should not make sense but this is a way to show our feelings about this existence and this productions, because i really believe in the existence of God and the influences of good spirits, so check out the pictures of the this halloween dance with booger masks! And let's celebrate this fall with our cherokee sweater!