Chief Howard Miller sews the patches for his Mardi Gras Indian suit Monday Feb. 7, 2011, at his home in New Orleans. Miller hand sews every bead on his suit in preparation for Mardi Gras day. It takes... more 
Chief Howard Miller sews the patches for his Mardi Gras Indian suit Monday Feb. 7, 2011, at his home in New Orleans. Miller hand sews every bead on his suit in preparation for Mardi Gras day. It takes almost a whole year and around $10,000 to create the unique costume. Many of the Mardi Gras Indians including Miller are attempting to copyright their suits as a piece of art. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Kerry Maloney
Mon, Feb 7, 2011 3:54 PM EST