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American Indian Flat Dance Fan Construction  (Page 11)

By Rex Reddick

[Prev Page]     Reprinted from Whispering Wind: Vol. 33 No. 4


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Native American Dance Fan Kits, Dance Sticks & Gourd Rattle Kits

Quality Native American dance fan craft kits from Crazy Crow provide everything you need to make a flat or loose-feather imitation eagle feather dance fan, gourd rattle kits and a variety of dance sticks.

While you're looking at our kits, check out the fan cases produced by Crazy Crow. Protect your fan without the expense of a fan box. Convenient carrying along with your other dance regalia.

Click the product link for product detail, quantity price breaks & a larger image.

Native American Fan Kits
Made from good buckskin, these twisted fringes are expertly rolled for a nice, even look for fans, gourds, etc. Each bunch consists of 12 pieces approximately 8"-10” long. Code: 4523-000   Price: 16.00
Native American Fan Kits
Crazy Crow Powwow Dance Styles Photo Gallery

Feather Dancer Photo Gallery

Introducing Crazy Crow's powwwow dance styles photo & media gallery. Images & video organized by dance style to make it easier for you to find great ideas for your powwow dance clothes.

This type fan is typically carried by Fancy Dancers & Gourd Dancers, and the handle is normally beaded.

Loose Fan Kit includes:

  • 12 imitation eagle feathers
  • 24 hackle trim feathers
  • wooden dowels for the handle & feather extensions
  • white buckskin for covering the handle & feather bases
  • twisted cord for fringes
  • cotton thread
  • fully illustrated instructions

Upgrade your project with genuine hand-made twisted leather fringe. See related products below. Code: 4807-101-121   Price: 14.95

Native American Fan Kits
Crazy Crow Powwow Dance Styles Photo Gallery

Feather Dancer Photo Gallery

Introducing Crazy Crow's powwwow dance styles photo & media gallery. Images & video organized by dance style to make it easier for you to find great ideas for your powwow dance clothes.

Deluxe Loose Fan Kit includes:

  • 10 exquisite hand-painted imitation eagle feathers
  • 48 hackle trim feathers
  • genuine white buckskin for making fringe and wrapping the handle & feather bases
  • wooden dowels for handle & feather extensions
  • cotton thread
  • fully illustrated instructions which include techniques and tip for beading the handle in gourd stitch

Upgrade your project with genuine hand-made twisted leather fringe. See related products below. Code: 4807-103-102   Price: 59.00

Native American Fan Kits
Crazy Crow Powwow Dance Styles Photo Gallery

Feather Dancer Photo Gallery

Introducing Crazy Crow's powwwow dance styles photo & media gallery. Images & video organized by dance style to make it easier for you to find great ideas for your powwow dance clothes.

Makes a fine quality dance fan for feather dancer, peyote or gourd danceer.

Pheasant Feather Loose Fan Kit includes:

  • 12 genuine pheasant tail feathers (14-16")
  • 24 hackles for trim feathers
  • wooden dowel for handle
  • genuine white buckskin for wrapping the handle & feather bases
  • twisted cord for fringes
  • cotton thread
  • fully illustrated instructions

Upgrade your project with genuine hand-made twisted leather fringe. See related products below. Code: 4807-105-121   Price: 22.50

Native American Fan Kits

Native American Flat Fan Kit includes:

  • 5 select imitation eagle feathers
  • 1 wooden handle blank
  • cord for fringes
  • soft leather for handle
  • 12 fluffs
  • illustrated instructions

Used by all styles of dancers, male and female. Can be beaded.

See Crazy Crow's Craft Focus Article on Native American Flat Fans for detailed information & images.

Upgrade your project with genuine hand-made twisted leather fringe. See related products below.

Code: 4807-201-051   Price: 11.95
Native American Fan Kits

Native American Flat Fan Kit includes:

  • 5 exquisite hand-painted imitation eagle feathers
  • wooden handle blank
  • white buckskin for handle and fringe
  • hackles and fluffs for trim feathers
  • illustrated instructions with information on how to bead your fan handle

See Crazy Crow's Craft Focus Article on Native American Flat Fans for detailed information & images.

Upgrade your project with genuine hand-made twisted leather fringe. See related products below.

Code: 4807-203-301   Price: 42.50
Native American Fan Kits

Regular -or- Deluxe with hand-rolled Buckskin Fringe

This style gourd rattle was originally used in the Gourd Dance on the Southern Plains, and is now used in the Native American Church throughout the country.

Regular Kit includes:

  • one gourd shell
  • dowel rod for handle
  • horsehair for tassel
  • thread, wooden plug
  • white buckskin to make fringe and to cover the handle
  • complete illustrated instructions which include techniques and tips for beading the handle in gourd stitch

Deluxe Kit includes:

  • Same items as above
  • white buckskin to cover the handle
  • hand-rolled buckskin for fringe
  • complete illustrated instructions which include techniques and tips for beading the handle in gourd stitch
Code: 4808-100   Price: 19.95
Native American Fan Kits

This is the same kit as our Gourd Rattle, but we have replaced the gourd with an aluminum shaker. The regular kit includes 3/8" satin Rainbow ribbon for finishing the end. The deluxe kit contains hand-rolled buckskin fringe.

Code: 4808-200   Price: 19.95
Native American Fan Kits

A simple, fun kit with easy-to-follow instructions. Each kit provides you with everything you will need to make these neat little economy rattles. Would make a great project for schools, community centers, Boy Scouts, etc. Finished rattle will measure approximately 12".

Code: 4886-101-001   Price: 7.95
Native American Fan Kits

Regularly $7.95!

A simple, fun kit with easy-to-follow instructions. Each kit provides you with everything you will need to make these neat little economy rattles. Would make a great project for schools, community centers, Boy Scouts, etc. Finished rattle will measure approximately 12".

Code: 4886-101-002   Price: 3.99
Native American Fan Kits

Made by a Native American craftsman, these fan handles are not your "run of the mill" hunks of wood. These are nicely shaped and fully sanded by hand to give you the best finished product possible. An absolute pleasure to bead compared to other handles. Measuring 7" long by 3" wide, they are perfect for the larger fans used in Powwow regalia and certainly can be cut down and reshaped to fit smaller fans.

Code: 6513-001-002   Price: 14.95
Native American Fan Kits
Designed for convenient storage and transport of your roach feathers, our exclusive new cases are semi-rigid and feature a stiffener to protect from bending, a soft, foam-padded velour interior to cushion your feathers, a handy zipper closure, and a navy blue corduroy exterior covering. Tapered to fit flat fans without taking up too much room in your suitcase. Get one for each of your fans! Code: 6520-001-002   Price: 13.50
Native American Fan Kits
Able to accommodate not only an assortment of feathers but dance sticks, mirror boards, flat fans, and other powwow accessories. Measures 8.5" x 20". Code: 6520-001-999   Price: 15.50
Native American Fan Kits
Designed for convenient storage and transport of your fans, our exclusive new cases are semi-rigid and feature a stiffener to protect from bending, a soft, foam-padded velour interior to cushion your feathers, a handy zipper closure, and a navy blue (&/or red) corduroy exterior cover. Tapered to fit flat fans without taking up too much room in your suitcase. Get one for each of your fans!

See related items below for other sizes. Code: 6520-002-002   Price: 14.50

Native American Fan Kits
Designed for convenient storage and transport of your fans, our exclusive new cases are semi-rigid and feature a stiffener to protect from bending, a soft, foam-padded velour interior to cushion your feathers, a handy zipper closure, and a navy blue (&/or red) corduroy exterior cover. Tapered to fit flat fans without taking up too much room in your suitcase. Get one for each of your fans!

See related items below for other sizes. Code: 6520-002-003   Price: 15.50

Native American Fan Kits

Exclusive from Crazy Crow

Finally!! A protective case that’s large enough for the highly popular, modern full tail fans carried by women at today’s powwows. We had these made due to the many requests we’ve had for an extra large fan case. Made in the same high quality as our originals, they feature a semi-rigid stiffener to protect from bending, a soft foam-padded velour interior, 2 color corduroy exterior covering (red and blue). Tapered to fit flat fans without taking up too much room in your suitcase. Get one for each of your fans! 12” wide x 28-1/2” long. Code: 6520-002-004   Price: 25.00
Native American Fan Kits

Exclusive from Crazy Crow

Finally!! A protective case that’s large enough for the highly popular, modern full tail fans carried by women at today’s powwows. We had these made due to the many requests we’ve had for an extra large fan case. Made in the same high quality as our originals, they feature a semi-rigid stiffener to protect from bending, a soft foam-padded velour interior, 2 color corduroy exterior covering (red and blue). Tapered to fit flat fans without taking up too much room in your suitcase. Get one for each of your fans! 18” wide x 26” long. Code: 6520-002-005   Price: 26.00
Native American Fan Kits
A more delicate version of our other popular fan handles. Cut, shaped and hand-sanded by a Native American craftsman, these handles are easier to bead due to their delicate shape. They are lighter and less bulky then other handles making them perfect for women and children. Handle measures 7" long with a 3" wide top. The diameter for the handle is 1/2". Code: 6513-001-001   Price: 14.95
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