I sold this bag that my Model is wearing, This bag is a Traditional Native American Bandolier Bag. The Cherokee use to make these bags before the "Trail of Tears", after that they did not make these bags any more. I am part of the Cherokee beaders who are keeping this tradition alive. I make one of these bags once a year, unless I get a custom order. You can read more about these bags on my website A. Martin & Co
, under the RainDancer Collection tab. The Native Moon Collection 2009.
I currently decided to make "Eco-Elite" modern bags and fashion accessories, with both the Native American ethnic flar, and modern style.
I am changing my thinking on buying wool from a regular fabric store for my Native American bags. Instead of buying the fabric. This year I am looking to upcycling wool from other sources and turning them into works of art.
I am a Registered Cherokee tribal member of the Cherokee Nation. I do have a mixed heritage of Irish,English,Swede,and German. My family heritage my Grandmothers made quilts for their family. Sewing and designing is something I enjoy the most.
I am currently working on my RainDancer Collection for 2010 Fall/Winter. Plus I attend online college at the University of Phoenix.
To learn more about my work please go to the AAA Native Arts Gallery online
. They explain the Bandolier Bags better than any gallery I had my work in.