Thursday, July 26, 2012

New Arrivals in the Soul*Sing Boutique

      Daisy and Poncho are pleased to offer a small selection of beautiful, vintage, Guatemalan Huipils, which are the traditional blouses that Mayan women and their daughters in Guatemala have worn for centuries. They are still the traditional attire of indigenous Guatemalans and a few other Latin American Mayan cultures today. These beautiful blouses are of great cultural significance to contemporary Mayan culture, and help to identify the individual personality and the village from where the wearer lives, as well as her marital, social and religious status. The patterns and meanings on the huipils harken back to the days of Ancient Mayan civilization and have remained the same over the years. They represent a spiritual continuity from their noble past to the present day, and are worn with pride and dignity in everyday life, as well as for ceremonial purposes or special familial occasions.
      Guatemalan huipils have been hand-woven on a traditional back strap loom for centuries. The looms and weaving techniques have been passed down from mother to daughter through the years. Guatemalan weavers use raw wool or cotton that they wash, comb and spin as their starting panels and then weave and often embroider/brocade brightly colored yarns into the panels as they work. The process is actually called brocade, which is different than embroidery,  where the colored threads are stitched into the completed garment. The use of indigenous dyes from flowers, plants, insects, bark, and berries give these blouses a beautiful and brightly colored aura of individual intensity that you can see in these fine examples of Mayan weaving. Huipils are considered works of art  and can sometimes take months to complete.  Artisans in Guatemala often make and sell huipils to help to support their families and improve their living conditions, but they are also a traditional part of Mayan culture and are worn widely among the natives of Guatemala. They will continue to reflect femininity, identity, and tradition of Mayan culture for many generations to come.

Beautiful Guatemalan childrens huipil ca. 1950's. Price: 65.00 USD
    

Beautiful Guatemalan childrens huipil ca. 1950's. Price: 65.00 USD

Beautiful Guatemalan, vintage, brocaded huipil circa 1950's. From the San Pedro Sacatepeguez region. Price 250.00

Beautiful, Guatemalan, vintage, brocaded, huipil circa 1950's. From the Chajul region. Price 250.00

Beautiful, Guatamalan, vintage, brocaded, huipil circa 1950's. From the Patzun region. Price 200.00

Beautiful, Guatemalan, vintage, brocaded, huipil circa 1950's. From the  San Martin Jilotepeque region. Price 175.00

 Please contact daisyponcho@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to purchase one of these beautiful, vintage, Mayan huipils. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

shine on


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Photo by Jessica J Wiley


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editorial for elle france, july 2012. daria werbowy photographed by cass bird. styled by anne-marie brouillet. 


editorial for elle france, july 2012. daria werbowy photographed by cass bird. styled by anne-marie brouillet. 


editorial for elle france, july 2012. daria werbowy photographed by cass bird. styled by anne-marie brouillet. 


editorial for elle france, july 2012. daria werbowy photographed by cass bird. styled by anne-marie brouillet. 

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Glitter/sequins/sparkles are definitely one of my favorite things to wear because it's so FUN! You almost feel like you're not supposed to because sequins so eighties and flashy—but so feminine and other-worldly at the same time. Any sequined piece looks great paired with regular clothes like a t-shirt and jean jacket. The contrast of flashy with relaxed is really captivating and a great outfit for a daytime walkabout town that shines into the nighttime.

Monday, July 23, 2012

New Offerings from the Soul*Sing Boutique

Sundance Vision
Tied for First

Flower of Life


Daisy & Poncho Soul*Sing boutique is proud to offer for a limited time only, while supplies last, these beautiful signed and limited edition lithographs by self-taught Comanche artist Rance Hood. Rance Hood's works capture the spirit, color and movement of the Plains Indian warrior in battle; And, often in full, traditional, ceremonial attire, much like the dress we see in the fancy dances in modern-day Pow Wows today. He also masterfully portrays the interplay of ancestral spirits in the modern, totemistic worldview of contemporary Native America. His artwork captures the symbolism, form and importance of honor and ferocity in battle; And the importance of the horse in traditional and contemporary Comanche society.  The Horse was the most prized possession of the Comanches and their most prized objects in their raids, forays and battles. The Comanche were also unique in the fact that they were an inclusive tribe that often allowed men and women from different and neighboring tribes to join their tribe and secret warrior societies depending upon their bravery, fearlessness and sincerity. Rance Hood Captures much of the old Comanche ways in his paintings and has honored his ancestors well and has kept the old ways alive for a whole new generation of contemporary Native American painters like Bunky Echo Hawk and Terence Guardipee, among others.
      Rance gained recognition in the late 1960′s and early 1970′s winning many awards for his traditional style paintings. His compositions and paintings are often inspired by his memories, the collective unconscious of his tribe, the symbols of the Native American Peyote Church, and the timeless teachings of his elders.  Hood’s art is significant and enduring in the Comanche traditions of portraying the proud warrior on horseback and in capturing the important symbolism of the Peyote religion in post reservation Comanche society.
  
His Death Song
      "I am a Comanche Indian from Lawton, Oklahoma. My grandmother and grandfather were full-blooded Comanche. I grew up speaking Comanche before I learned English. The son of a white father and a Comanche mother, I learned Comanche traditions from my maternal grandparents. My grandfather taught me the peyote religion and told me stories about great Comanche warriors of the past. When my grandfather passed away he handed me down the medicine. I sleep in a room full of it and I pray a lot. Every morning and every evening, in the medicine ways. A lot of times I get visions when I’m sleeping. When I work around medicine I’ll get a vision or a title and I’ll see the scene and paint it"...  "When I was little, I saw the Fort Sill army trucks so I tried to draw them in the dirt and my grandmother said, “Draw this,” and she drew a triangle. She said, “That’s a teepee. That’s Indian. Draw about us and who we are.” So then I started drawing Indian things, like teepees and horses.
We had Appaloosas in the Comanche tribe; the Comanche went up to Oregon and stole them from the Nez Perce. They’re the ones who originated the Appaloosa horses. Sometimes the dots on an Appie are blue, sometimes they’re gray, and so I started doing that, without marking them first. I just knew where the spots were going to be. I’m a horse person. I am Comanche.
         All images are Signed and numbered by Rance Hood.  They are authentic Lithographs printed with quality lithographic inks on fine 100% rag PH balanced lithographic papers.  Printed by Dallas Creek Fine arts in the the 1970's.  They have been immaculately preserved, and we have multiple copies of all these images.  For a limited time we will be offering these beautiful Lithographs for 100.00 each, shipping included. Please contact daisyponcho@gmail.com with any questions or inquiries. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

dancin' in the sun

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Photo by Leila Brillson
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Loving all these looks from Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago last weekend. Lots of fringes, hats, statement accessories, short boots, and chunky sandals. These girls did a good job stayin' clean and lookin' cool!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

so high




You can't tell me you don't want these.






Tutorial on how to make these wings for your lil boomba or for yourself here.

Wouldn't it be nice to fly?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Full of Dreams








The old world feeling behind this editorial is enchanting and feminine like a fairy tale. One of my favorite movies, Ever After with Drew Barrymore came to mind.
Vogue Italia | July 2012 | Eniko Mihalik | Ellen von Unwerth

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

a place to rest my head




I found this photograph to be so beautiful, and this looks like a room where I would love to fall asleep and wake up every day. Here's how to recreate the lookn with pieces from Etsy:

You better not snag them before I do!

And some more inspiration for your sanctuary: