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Treasures I Got At Yesterday’s ‘603 Estate Sale’ In Manchester (N.H.)

by Anura Guruge

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In my old age I don’t go crazy anymore. I am extremely selective — mainly because we have basically run out of room. I just look for exotic items that tickle my fancy and you should be able to see the theme here.

There was no way I was going to bypass the ‘Prayer Feather‘. Not only was blinking beautiful it was (supposedly) Native American art (though I, in all my travels, have never seen such or heard of them). As some of you know I collect Native American art and have quite a collection. SMILE.

The straw family is American folk art — and beautiful too. I found them in a box of miscellaneous and mainly ‘tat’ Christmas decorations. I was lucky to find the baby.

As for the lobster trap Christmas ornament. Remember, wife’s father was a lobsterman and it has Maine connotations.

As for the b&w picture. It is on metal. I think it is quite an old ‘tintype’ — or ferrotype. It is well worn and the metal is bent. Judging from the subject it could be close to hundred years old. I like old pictures. So ….

Then the $15 (pre-discount) leather jacket. It is a ‘Wilson Leather’ women’s jacket in XL. Fits I. SMILE. I tried it on. Had it on for a few minutes. Folks said it looked good. Looked new. New or not used often. I am a sucker for lather. Plus, the less obese I need new jackets. The old ones are way, way too big.

So, that is what I got. Delighted with all of it.

My prized buy from the last ‘603 Estate Sale’ — in Derry, in November. You should be able to see the motif.

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Porcupine Fur Native American Headdresses At Plimoth Plantation.

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Teischan and I, during our Cape Cod jaunt earlier this month, visited ‘Plimoth Plantation‘ on Friday, August 11, 2017.

These rather cool porcupine fun (as opposed to quill) headdresses were at the ‘Craft Center’, the 2nd stop on your tour after the ‘Wampanoag Village‘ and before the ‘17th Century English Village‘.

There was a disabled Native American, in a wheelchair, from Canada, making these headdresses. Appears that they can only be worn by genuine Native American warriors — and serving in the modern military counts, especially if you are wounded or decorated. So, many of these headdresses are made, for ‘free’, for Native Americans that are serving or have served in the military. Cool. Plimoth Plantation does not charge for the labor, but levies a nominal charge for the material and shipping. Nice program.

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Symbolic, We’ll Executed Google Doodle For Short-Lived Native American Activist Richard Oakes — Of Alcatraz Fame.

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Google Footnote, November 18, 2016, Promoting Work Of 6 Native American Artists.

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V. Attractive & Colorful Google Doodle For Native Indian Artist James Welch — November 18, 2016.

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Laconia Multicultural Day, NH, September 8, 2012.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Given that I have mentioned it a number of times, including yesterday, I realized that it is time that I did do a post on the Laconia Multicultural Day. It is on Saturday, September 8, 2012 this year — rain or shine. This is the 11th Multicultural Day. So it was started in September 2012 — a year after the events of a year ago; Laconia, one of predominately white (2nd whitest of the States) NH’s most diverse towns. I have been to each one without fail, rain or shine. When we lived in Gilford it was a piece of cake. We could make multiple trips if needed. Now we go for one long stretch.

It is definitely a wonderful occasion. Very uplifting and fulfilling — food is great too. Music is invariably divine and the drumming, now becoming a feature of the day, will make your day. Plus, it is free, but you will need some money for the food.

No sooner had I mentioned it yesterday, there was an article about it in the Laconia Daily Sun. It started by saying that ‘The Day’ had just been awarded a ‘Best of NH 2012’ award by the New Hampshire Magazine. That is great. Well deserved. It also had a list of the performers. Here is that list, and if you are wondering we do have a lot of folks from the ‘Balkan’ region in Laconia:

Cinder Conk: Balkan and Eastern European.

Balkan-Romany-Yiddish: Acoustic folk dance music from the Black Sea area

Classical Indian Dance

Robert Tunnaway Turner: Native American flute

Ras Moon and Monsoon: Afro-beat/Reggae

Burundi Drummers

New Horizon Band

The parade starts around 9 or 10. I will post the exact schedule when it becomes available. I will see you there – except, for a rare change, I will not be the only brown face there!