Ribbon skirts are all about celebrating our individuality yet symbolizes empowerment and is a universal symbol of resistance, land, and water protection and a symbol of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).
I had to ask my friend who makes ribbon skirts about the protocol and number of ribbons. She said, “Ribbon skirts are a form of expression. The colors and number of ribbons are up to the maker. Many ribbon skirts include rainbow, warm, cold, complementary, and other color palettes that complement the fabric’s design.”
Check out a similar question I answer awhile back: https://www.wernative.org/ask-auntie-questions/hi-i-want-to-make-a-ribbon-skirt-inspired-mask-to-share-my-heritage-and-art-i-want-applique-somethin
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