July 17, 2014

Ethnic Diversity





little story about my "Dreamcatcher" necklace
In some native american cultures, a dreamcatcher or as native american
called it Lakota, the inanimate form of the word for "spider"
 or nagwaagan meaning "dream snare"
 is a handmade object based on a willow hoop, on which is woven a loose
net or spider webThe dreamcatcher is decorated with sacred items such as feathers and beads.
Some consider the dreamcatcher a symbol of unity among the various
Indian Nations, and a general symbol of identification with Native American 
or first nations cultures.

Storytellers speak of the Spider Woman, known as Asibikaashi.
she took care of the children and the people on the land.
Eventually, the Ojibwe Nation spread to the corners of North America
and it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children.
So the mothers and grandmothers would weave magical webs for the children,
using willow hoops and sinew, or cordage made from plants.
The dreamcatchers would filter out all bad dreams and
only allow good thoughts to enter our mind.


 Examples of these are the "spiderwebs" hung on the hoop of a cradle board.
In old times dreamcathers netting was made of nettle fiber.
Two spider webs were usually hung on the hoop,
and it was said that they "caught any harm that might be in the air as
a spider's web catches and holds whatever comes in contact with it."

 Native Americans have come to see dreamcatchers as over-commercialized, offensively misappropriated and misused by non-Natives INCLUDING ME. im sorry for that T.T
but i know its a sacred thing to them so i do some research about it first,
cos i respect it. i know there's a good moral story behind this thing and thats
why i like to wear dreamcather.



brown sling bag from Papua, black purse from Bali, nailpolish by faceshop, bracelet by @PopaGoods


Those brown sling bag called "Noken"
Nokens is traditional Papua bags. Papua is one of province of Indonesia
Noken is a multifunctional knotted or woven bag, native to the Papua.
 Noken's distinctive usage, which is hung from the head, are traditionally used to carry various goods. In 2012, noken is listed in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists
as a cultural heritage of Indonesia
There are 250 ethnic and language in Papua,
but all tribes have the same handicrafts which is Nokens.
Nokens can be used for many functions
 Noken used for carrying goods such as firewood, crop yields,
until the grocery items.
 it also used in traditional ceremonies as a gift for guests.
in my case i use it to carry my phone, key and wallet hehehe ^^

and those black little purse with circle pattern on the middle of it is beaded purse from Bali. 
i put coins in it :)


my bracelet detail with feather and pretty beads on it. this is inspired by dream cather.
you can get same bracelet set as me right here
it was made by my jewelry designer. i named it "Blue Hippies"





"ethnic diversity adds richness to society"
I like ethnic stuff, i really interest with traditional architecture, painting,
traditional goods, specially an item that i can wear.
cos i think its very unique, rich with culture and of course its limited.
so everytime i travel i make sure to check many souvenir shops hahaha
its already sunset when i took this outfit pic, and i ate at Yoshinoya after that.
happy tummy is happy (^3^)



thank you again for visiting my blog,
when i started this blog i kinda think "well at least two of my BFF will read it"
but im currently get at least 1000 reader monthly for this past year.
yes it isnt THAT BIG to proud of but im still grateful ^^
i mean really thanks for reading my crappy blog hahahaha
see you, Diras.







38 comments:

  1. Super cute look dear...
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  2. This look is really simple yet edgy
    Love it

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  3. Loving the casual yet edgy look on you. Great pics. Lovely blog here btw! Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
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  4. you look stunning, and nice braclet
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  5. You look adorable, awesome pictures

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  6. Simple but look chic.
    Love your dream catcher and the photos...

    xx,
    valerie | instagram

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  7. Have fun & thanks for sharing such an amazing post. Would
    you like to follow each other on GFC, Bloglovin & Google+? Lemme know!
    & keep in touch!


    X
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  8. Cool outfit and nice top!

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  9. Thank you for the story! I enjoyed the post. It is very nice ;) x

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  10. Lovely post, always interested in dream catcher story :))

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  11. Hey darling!
    Thanks for your cute comment! I really like your style, this great outfit & the cute accessories! So bohemain! Following you now!

    xxx
    Bianca

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  12. It's the first time I comment on your blog..
    And it's a WOW..!!
    I really like your style.. and all of your posts of course.. ^^

    Kapan2 Battle Fashion yuk.. :D
    Hahaha..

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  13. Diras, I like how you explore *deeply* on many things/sources and synthesize/combine all of them in this one single blog-post/article, it is really such a fresh, interesting read!

    Keep on creating & sharing ! :)

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  14. You look adorable. Love the cute bracelets.

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  15. Loving the bracelets!

    xx
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  16. wow!
    Papua bag?
    U've been to Papua?
    that's cool

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  17. I really like your style. simple and awesome.
    By the way your blog page is very unique.

    xoxo
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  18. cantik sekali ayuuu!

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  19. cute look
    Love
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  20. love the color of your hair!

    xx
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  21. Cute bracelet!

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    beautiful photos and interesting posts! I’m also impressed by your style! Everything is magnificent!

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  24. You look so stunning! Love your outfit!♥

    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!

    Lots of love,
    xx

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  25. simple yet edgy ;)
    I love it so much

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  26. ahhh so simple and 'ketje' <3

    Love,
    Kiki

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  27. You look adorable, amazing post and pictures <3333

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  28. I like this look and your boots. I also had to do a double take of the flowers on your head! I thought they were real for a second!

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  29. Really pretty! What I would wear on a casual day!

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