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Feather Top Knots — Traditional California Native Regalia
April 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am - April 24, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
Location: Fibershed Learning Center, Point Reyes Station, CA (address provided on enrollment)
Cost: Free. Enrollment eligible for self-identified Tribal Members in Marin, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties
Teachers: Shawn Padi – Member of the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians
& Tišina T. Parker – Southern Sierra Miwuk / Yosemite Paiute / Kashia Pomo
Join us for this traditional making of California sacred regalia. In this class we will explore construction techniques involved in making a feather top knot. We will also hold council together about ethics in material collection, tribal sovereignty and land access issues, ceremonial practices of working with animal ancestors and cultural sharing through re-making tradition together.
All natural and wild-gathered materials of natural fiber twine & hand-collected turkey feathers provided. Please bring any feathers you may have of your own to incorporate into your top knot.
This class a 2 full day class — Saturday & Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Out of mutual respect for each other, teachers and our collaborators, students are asked to commit to attending class for full length and time on all days. Lunch & drinks will be provided. If you have strict dietary needs, please consider also bringing some of your own personal nourishment.
To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, masks are required in indoor spaces for all participants, and we will maintain appropriate physical distance during the class.
This cultural class offering is generously & collaboratively supported by Fibershed and California Indian Museum and Cultural Center.
Download a PDF flyer: Feather Top Knot Flyer, April 2022
(Photos courtesy of Tišina T. Parker)