STEPPE DAUGHTER – Inspired by women of the Mongolian Steppes, her attire is my own version but based on the rich felted fabrics of the Steppe people. As a horse culture, I’ve been drawn to Asian Steppe people since a child when my father game me a book, “Genghis Khan,” by Harold Lamb. The concept of living on windy open plains (so similar to Montana’s high plains), with horses gathered close to yurts, was enthralling to a young girl who loved horses but had not one of her own. Girls were included int he broad horse culture, riding as well as the boys. “Steppe Daughter” evokes the richness of color and texture, chilled high plains winds, and songs of horses.