|Erte's Spider Lady Flapper|
The Spider Woman is revered among many Native American tribes as the:
"creation goddess who spun the world out of her web and sang all things to life. Her creative powers were given to the Navajo through the art of weaving -- a skill the Navajo passed on through generations along with the tale of the first great weaver, Spider Woman."*
However, more, shall we say, modern, interpretations of the Spider Woman became popular, from circus sideshow freaks to comic book characters. Here's a quick visual slideshow for your enjoyment!
|Vintage Circus Sideshow Poster|
|Oh, what a tangled web we weave!|
|Fashion plate Spider Lady...|
|1950s Housewife Spider Woman...|