I'm catching up on this board, so i didn't get into the cultural appropriation issue when it first came up. But i just want to post a couple photos... I could find a lot more and from other cultures, but i hope these two will suffice for anyone who has concerns.
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1. The first rug is tribal... from a Persian tribe. Notice how similar the pattern is to those on the items in this collection.
2. The second rug is Romanian traditional. Notice how similar the pattern is to the Persian one and the pattern on the items in this collection.
My point is tribal vibe... does not have to be Native American - there are tribal groups on every continent except Antarctica. And the patterns on the items is actual not real typical of Navajo weaving - yes, they do use that pattern but there are other patterns that are more typical of Navajo rugs that are quite different. Not to forget that Navajo weaving is done in a particular range of colors unlike that on the packaging.
And other groups around the world weave the same kinds of patterns even without any contact because certain patterns are rather easy to do in a specific weaving technique - and maybe some of it has to do with human neurological wiring.
As for people at summer music festivals wearing "Indian feather headdresses", that seems rather inappropriate to me. But many Native American tribes have adopted those headdresses originally specific to certain Plains tribes, even tho their own tribes had their own headdresses and their tribes are not from the Plains groups.
"Cultural appropriation" goes on constantly when people from different cultures meet and like some of the colors, or food, or patterns, or garments, or architecture, or ceramics, or jewelry, or... whatever... that another culture has. Humans have been doing this for at least 10,000 years and probably longer.
It gets touchy when it has to do with sacred objects, songs, dances, etc. that are taken out of context and used merely as secular decoration or pure entertainment... and yet, i'm sure some people here have listened to medieval Gregorian chants and enjoyed them, even tho they were not in a religious setting and were not Catholic. Is that cultural appropriation?