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BEAUTIFUL NATIVE GIRL Amparo "Amy" Smith, Cucapa Indian from El Mayor in Baja California Mexico, a Colorado River tribe, models one of her own handmade cocopah BEADED CAPES for a professional picture with her natural long black hair flowing well below her waist, a real natural beauty.
Also part of Amy's authentic Native American aboriginal clothing is her traditional willow bark skirt, handmade by Nick Wilson, a Cucapa ethnographic artist.
Amy was the pretty young Native American female model chosen to appear in this commercial image for a Cucapa bark skirt catalog location photo shoot in San Diego, California.
BEADED CAPE Collar Yoke
Cocopah Native American artist Amy Smith -- pictured here modeling authentic California aboriginal clothing -- handmade the Cocopah beaded cape necklace she is weaing in the photograph.
The Cocopah beaded capes are typically made of glass beads and threaded by hand. Amy Smith's handmade authentic Cocopah beaded collars are occasionally available for private sale.
|Ethnographic art photography and design by G BALLARD, San Diego