Well I have been on a roll with my new sewing projects and I've had a few orders too! Cool. . . The measuring is going pretty well; pricing them out is another thing. UGG (no pun intened)! Heehee.
A bit of history. . .
I started last year with several blogs inspired by some barefoot runners, some training I was doing in the backwoods, and some extended long runs I took on the Pueblo trails wearing my own handmade designs.
This particular video above shows some of the step-by step process of making what I call "the Taos Pueblo Moccasin" ™. Its design is familiar to the southern plains tribes: Cheyenne, Kiowa, Ute, etc. . .
Since the people of the Pueblos traveled far and traded with each other, we borrowed techniques and styles, however, I say that loosely knowing that there really isn't a type of "Taos moccasin" that we wear socially and ceremonially, except for this particular one style of Moccs.
The picture below shows the "Kaibabs" - the moccasins worn by many of the people of the Pueblos from down South. This design of moccasins, although very unique to the Southwest, was not a particular foot apparel worn by the Taos people.
|Southern Pueblo typical style|
We, as Pueblo people, have an amazing and rich culture like I have said before and I feel we are lucky to have watched and learned from our elders how to create and share simple knowledge and love through design.
"No Minnetonka UGG spoken here..." (Grandpa accent)
|This is what America calls Moccasins|