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Totally Cool
The Magazine
Editor-In-Chief:
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"World's First Vogue Style Editor"
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Section 1:
Features
Fashion
Culture
History
ToTaLLy CoOL
outtakes and misc.
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From Totems to Turquoise
A day at The Museum
This exhibition undertaken by The American Museum of
Natural History if discovered is a Fashion Connoisseur's
delight. There is much for everyone to enjoy. And the eye
can see the details embedded in the footsteps of human life.
on page Images provided by
The American Museum of
Natural History
"Blessings" Bracelet by Raymond Yazzie - various types of turquoise, black onyx, Australian opal,
lapis lazuli, and sugilite - 18k Gold. photo credit: WindSong Studios.
One of the Exhibition Areas. In the Center of the Room is the Thunderbird Spirit.
photo: Denis Finnin.
Top right: Pueblo Obsidian Blade
Pendant 1100-1200 A.D. Flint,
Turquoise, Shell, Lignite. And the
22k Gold Bear Bracelet by Jessie
Brillon, photo: Denis Finnin
Copper Bracelet - left and center ... Starlie Lomayaktewa , Franklin Namingha (both 1940), and
right Copper Bow Guard: Valjean Joshaevma. From the Hopi tribe. photo: Kiyoshi Togashi.
Squash Blossom Necklace (navajo) 1885-1890's.
Silver andTurquoise. photo: Jim Philips.
Man's Earrings - Tlingit. Abalone, horn. photo: Ron Mickens.
Chief's Blanket - Navajo 1800's. photo: Rod Mickens.
Brown Bear Dish - Tlingit. Mid-1800's. Wood, pigment, opercculum, abalone, plant fiber. photo: Rod
Mickens. The food dish carved more than a century ago illustrates a 3-dimentional carved style in the
bear's face and front feet. The artist also employed the more complicated 2-dimension "formline" style
to show the bear's right and left profiles on the sides of the dish as well as its hindquarters on the rear.
Q 'o' Mogoa Mask. Late
1800's. Wood, paint, iron
alloy, cotton cloth, rubberize
cloth, plant fiber.

photo: Lynton Gardiner.
The mask represents
Kumugwe, an important figure
in the myth in the Northwest
Coast Kwakwaka'wakw
people. Kumugwe rules all
the creatures of the sea and
the mask includes many from
his realm, ranging from a fish
attached at the top so that it
can spin -- to a green faced
octopus in the center.
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