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The Native Face Painting – The Native American tribes had many designs for face painting. Every tribe had its own design, but each individual would paint their face representing a private message or a layout having a significance that is personal. Colors were black red, black, yellow and white. Each of the colors had a particular significance, red was the color of warfare, black the color of the dwelling, green was intended to improve the wearer’s night vision, white intended peace – i.e. flying a white flag, and yellowish represented death or an encounter with death. The majority of them had the exact same meaning for each color, although A couple of tribes would associate various meanings to every color.

For girls two on the cheek bone or a feather looks pretty. The edges should be jagged or somewhat rough and the end should return to a point. The feather’s form can be curved. Draw a thin line and paint the lower half of the feathered black. For a more natural effect let a few of the paint show. Take the paint and paint ribbons or two lines. Edge the ribbons with paint.

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