Thursday, April 27, 2017
At The Powwow
Every year the Cross Cultural Center of UC Davis organizes a Powwow. The first time we saw it by accident when we were touring the campus, but this year I wanted to see it again. So on Saturday, April 15th we drove over to Davis, met Kaefer and went with her to the Quad where the Powwow took place.
It was a colorful event. Before arriving we were already greeted by the drumming and the chanting, a rhythm that I can hardly withstand. We witnessed many dances, walked along the aisle of vendors and enjoyed the delicious frybread.
But most of all, I tried to capture this event with my camera. The men were so fascinating...
...but I was really drawn to the women.
So much color, beauty and dignity. I was delighted to see many young people joining the dances. I'm so glad that they learn and keep their cultural traditions.
The dancing was exquisite. What a sight!
Look at all these feathers - aren't they fabulous? How much work is it to create this special kind of art?
I loved the hair styles and decoration of the women - so elaborate and beautiful.
And I'm just speechless about these boots. Awesome doesn't even come close.