About: Annlee Cakes Native American Regalia and Crafts
My main business is located in Arkansas City, Kansas 67005
I enjoy beading and crafts to display at the Pow Wows. Many of my creations are my own design: However, designs also are influenced by Pow Wow Regalia and other designs for the Circle from friends and people I meet along My Walk. None of my designs are copy protected so I invite any craft artist to enjoy making them if you desire. Native American Regalia is unique upon each individual, and some patterns are handed down family member to family member, and are displayed at the Pow Wows! If I see a bead pattern at a Pow Wow: I talk to the individual and get their permission to bead the pattern to the best of my ability: Before, simply just trying to copy it! That is the Native American Way!
You may SPECIAL ORDER order a design you like:
IN YOUR CHOICE of COLORS.....and Your choice of #11 or #15 beads
Simply e-mail or give us a phone call.
I also repair Regalia Items that may become damaged at a Pow Wow. In this regard I have had the Honor of repairing the Staff Eagle Feather, and other Eagle Feathers owned by members. This is a great honor!
If you need a beaded item repaired give us call and we can discuss it, and what needs to be done. 1-620-441-8656
At the Pow Wows' I also fix any Regalia item which needs repair for the Dancers such as fans, earrings, necklaces and beaded items.
Jewelry seed beaded crafts are not an assembly line, and most you will find offered here are a LIMIT OF ONE simply because they are hand assembled and not mass produced. My earrings are for the distinctive addition to personal Native Styled Regalia. Our beading is for the wearing in the Dance Circle or for personal choice of the buyer. If you find one you like I suggest considering order it before it is gone. If you find one you like that is SOLD OUT E-mail me and I can let you know how long it would be to make another as a Special Pre-Order Item. You are welcome to call me at 620-441-8656
The Pow Wow Tradition:
Tradition explains to us that Clans, Tribes and Nations did War against each other: Thus the War Parties!
Pow Wows were the Native American people's way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and to make new ones between the Clans, Tribes and Nations. At a Pow Wow no weapons of War were allowed save for the knife. Warriors were not allowed to fight in physical combat.
The Warriors Dance arrived as a challenge back and forth as a mocking war between all in the Circle (a taunting). This Tradition is still with us today: On many reservations the Warriors Dance is private to registered members of the Tribe and Special people they invite. NO CAMERAS are allowed for the Warriors Dance, and this must be respected by all attending.
A Pow Wow is a time to renew thought of the old ways and to preserve a rich heritage. It is a sharing of stories, items exchanged and the feeding of all attending from the hunt and prosperity of the Tribe holding the Pow Wow. Friend or foes all were always fed! Fires were lit and dotted the night skies! Stories were told and sharing of good hunts.
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We take your privacy seriously! We use your information to fill your order and/or answer your questions and concerns, and to send information regarding your purchase.
WE NEVER sell or trade your information WHATSOEVER.
WE do not supply your information to ANY ONE, but for receipts, transfers and those things dealing solely with your purchase and or concerns. We take your privacy seriously!
We display many items on line: These items are also displayed at our Arkansas City, Kansas Store, and go to our craft booths at Pow Wows: We take care to update the products offered here as sold if we sell them at the Main Store or at a Pow Wow as quickly as we can. If any item is gone DUE TO THIS, and we cannot ship the EXACT ITEM you may have purchased while we were away at a Pow Wow: We will notify you of this situation, and we will NOT ACCEPT and/or Confirm THE ORDER, and if needed shall ASAP credit back your card used if the order was charged to you beyond our control. We are a small Family Business and believe honesty between a store and customers is essential. We are not like any other store on the Internet!
We are INTERACTIVE with every customer!
To-Day beaded copies of designs are made commercially and in great numbers and yet there still are some traditional Medicine People who do hand-craft and create cultural styled regalia jewelry which is not commercially mass produced but are each hand crafted the traditional ways.
You can find real craft bead artists at Pow Wows by simply asking if they can craft YOU a Special Order item with the bones and decorations YOU PICK. If they can you discovered a real traditional bead artist and not a mass produced seller. It is like REAL Bead Artists: Who can create a Special Order design of YOUR CHOICE of colored seed beads to use in the finished pattern item. Mass produced people whom are simply sellers cannot do this simple test? Hand-crafting is a learned skill and it is an art of Culture and Traditions. And, please remember just as you go to work expecting a living wage in these days: So does a genuine traditional craft artist deserve the same concept and respect of their Mother earth gifted abilities as Medicine People. WE ARE REAL Bead Artists...If you like one of my designs but desire different colors...We can do that!
You have found a real seed bead craft artist To-Day!
408 East 5th Avenue
Arkansas City, Kansas 67005
Not intended as legal advice. Informational purposes only.
Our legal statement policy for selecting merchandise for Annlee Cakes is that it must be culturally accurate of known Regalia and or crafts, and Trulee Ann "Standlee" Wells does make, create and bead most items offered for sale by Annlee Cakes. We do include a few crafted products which are not considered Indian-made, as defined by Indian Arts & Crafts laws, including most commercially-produced goods (as the crafter is not duly registered but crafts Indian-Style items, but are not "Indian Made" products by Federal Law: Example is our dear friend John who crafts Indian arrow heads and is a Master Straight Bow shooter. Any reference to clothing associated with a specific tribe is a reference to the style of that tribes' regalia clothing, and is not a direct claim that a specific member of any specific tribe made the item.Our Regalia and Crafts are always guaranteed to be authentic in styling.
Example: Leather is not hand cured these days either: It is commercially made as are beads, sinew and bone. Earring hooks and loops are manufactured as another example.
Example: Our Dream Catchers are hand picked and then hand formed and dried for 6 months from NATURAL VINES before being crafted, but the sinew used to craft the webbing is commercially made sinew and not the hand-"Indian Made" sinew of our Fore-Fathers from deer, elk and Buffalo.
We give the above examples because as we read the Department of Interior's Indian Arts & Crafts Board dealing specifically on "Indian Made" that the craft items used to create the "Made" end craft item itself "must" also be totally Native American Indian Created as the Act is interpreted by our reading of the Act. Therefore, it is our belief it appears all Native Made Crafting falls into the category of being as crafted Indian Style rather than 100 percent "Indian Made" because as the examples indicate supplies used to create "Indian Made" items are not today 100 percent supplies that were "Indian Made". Based on this: We state: Our Regalia and Crafts are always guaranteed to be authentic in styling and construction and hand-crafted the Traditional Indian Way.
Not all items found on this web site are Indian produced, an Indian product, or the product of a particular Indian or Indian tribe or Indian arts and crafts organization, resident within the United States like our friend John whom we have discussed and or other crafters whom do native style crafting. Their crafting ability meets our standards for Regalia and they are great friends whom we aid in selling their crafts.
In keeping with the latest rules and regulations pertinent to Native American listings post-1935 I am required to list the following: My Ancestors were listed on the Dawes Roll as members of the Cherokee Nation, as "STANDLEE" and was my great great Grandfather.
We have crafters that are Registered Members of the following tribes: Pottawatomie, Iowa, Cherokee, Chippewa, Navajo, Quapaw and more.
We also have crafters that are in the process of registration. And, we have some few crafters that are masters in the styles of Native Regalia. On any item we are pleased to inform you of the designer if you request more information.
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