American Indian Regalia
A dancer’s clothing is Regalia, not a costume. It is a prized possession. Some Regalia has been handed down through generations and is priceless.
The Regalia reflects the spirit and customs of people being honored. The clothing is handmade, usually by the dancer, friends and family. Every article has special meaning and may take years to complete and with great expense. "Do Not Touch" a dancers Regalia without their permission. The clothing represents the living history of "The People".