Re: Hair Roach

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Posted by Clabert on April 11, 2000 at 06:02:22:

In Reply to: Re: Hair Roach posted by Champ on April 11, 2000 at 01:48:38:

I will have an 18th century style round deerhair roach with me at Gathering if anyone wants to see one. I may even be bribed to put it on.


: : Dana and all, get thee to a powwow and get a look at contemporoary roaches. Worn as a headdress by Traditional male dancers old-time roaches were made of deer hair.The hair base was made of many rows of tied deer hair sewn together. The hair base was often clipped to give it a rug-like appearance. More contemporary roaches sport an inside row of skunk or porcupine, the hairs of which are tipped different from the base hairs.

: O'Siyo Danalee ~
: the description I gave for the Cherokee & Great Lakes Indians roaches are indeed "contemporary", to the 18th & early 19th century ;-)
: Sources:
: Indian Clothing of the Great Lakes: 1740-1840
: Museum of the Cherokee Indian

: Wado (thanks) for providing your insights too :-)

: ~ "Champ"

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