Dance Apron

White buttons secure the thunderbird crest to this ceremonial dance apron. Bells and thimbles are used as noisemakers, replacing customary shells and puffin bills. In Northwest Coast First Nations’ myths, the thunderbird creates thunder and lightning – thunder by flapping its wings, and lightning by opening and closing its eyes.


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Why do you think birds are popular symbols and what different meanings do they hold?

responded: Sep 8, 2010

Posted by Nick

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Birds are often thought of as free Animals who saor the skys and go wherever the wind takes them. I believe that people use Birds to Symbolise freedom.

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