Trail of Painted Ponies
Large Fancy Dancer Figure
Made of solid resin. Measures 8" by 10"
Artist: Devon Archer
The Fancy Dance evolved from the early Plains tribe's war and victory dances. It is an energetic style of dance, usually performed by younger men who spin, twist, and make quick steps and fast turns. Their outfits are traditionally composed of lots of bright colors, metallic beads, sequins and ribbons which create a flashy display. They have two bustles, a head roach and intricately beaded headbands all of which are faithfully and stunningly recreated on a spirited, snorting horse that is caught up in the excitement of the drum beat. This unique creation by a Virginia artist won The People's Choice Award in the national competition, The Native Art of Horse Painting.