*~* "I'll stop wearing black when they make a darker color"
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Okay y'all HAVE to give @atla.random.stuff a follow. Look!! At!! This!!! She!! Made!! A! Cake!!! for my birthday and LOOK AT THOSE MUGS (complete with marshmallows!!)
But yes she's the most. Kind. Amazing. Internet. Obsessed. Strong. Woman. Person. Ever
Thank you so much, @atla.random.stuff ! You're amazing!!
Okay! Everyone! Please read!
This was meant to be a thank you for 200 followers. I had a vague idea of basing it off the Zuni fetishes (for those who don't know, they're handmade spiritual rock figures), thus, the life line on his head and the burden on his back. However, I felt I didn't have enough inspiration, so I mixed several different cultures. Most I can name:
Pascueyaki (I hope I spelled it right): I saw a deer dancer during an easter celebration once, and I gave this person the deer head (I made it not a mask but something like a belt? As well as the shells on the arms (they are usually on the legs)
The basket above his head is a Navajo basket
Hopi: Though I have never seen them myself, according to what I've heard the rain dances are amazing, thus the rain cloud. Below is the head of a Kachina, (below is corn, something prominent in many cultures) and on his arm is a small image of a mudman. I've added several random designs as well as is my style.
Here's the thing:
Is this okay?
I honestly don't know, so I'm asking you 200. Please comment.
According to the much of these cultures, some things I have included should NEVER be photographed. But what about drawing? i see many drawings, and there's even an image of a deerdancer on the freeway. But what if these are all made by the people of these cultures? I'm an outsider, is it okay for me to draw these things?
Is it okay for me do mix these cultures?
Have I done something insensitive?
Is this cultural appropriation?
Please comment below. If This is wrong, I'll delete it and apologize. Thanks.
(PS- working on a thank you)