Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era.
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Australian Home Journal evening gown illustrations.
You know what’s not *&%$&# cool? Cultural appropriation.
You know what is *&^%$# cool? Buying clothing inspired by a culture that is designed by the people of that culture.
Think Native styles are cool? Here, let introduce you to Patricia Michaels of Toas Pueblo. She is a Native woman who designs amazing clothes inspired by her heritage. She knows what from her culture is appropriate for mass-production and what is meant to be sacred, hand-made, or inherited. When you buy her clothes (available at her store Waterlily), or any Native person’s products, you’re giving your money directly to the cultures you claim to respect and admire. When you buy bullshit knockoffs from American Eagle, however, you’re being an asshole.
And seriously though look at her clothes they’re *&%#%@ amazing this woman is wild talented.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!! Seriously, I love native culture and fashion (a reason I’m grateful to now be located in the Southwest) and always want more of it, but don’t ever want to even set foot inside an American Eagle. Aaaaa this is wonderful!
BUY NATIVE Y’ALLS. THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO. Save your money and get the REAL STUFF.
Wow, I love the patterns…they’re not like that generic tacky crap at Urban Outfitters or w/e, but are still cute and integrate the black and turquoise so well. I’m nowhere near tall enough to pull off any of her clothes, but her dresses are really awesome.