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Approx. Size: 53"H x 40"W
Hand painted on caribou, the symbols on this hide are adapted from a warrior's shirt dated from around the 1850's. The symbols are cataloged as Chiricahua Apache, representing shields, lances, and war bonnets. Shields are represented as large circles and are adorned with black tipped eagle feathers. The circular red band was probably a representation of trade cloth typical of that era.Zigzag lines on the unadorned shields represent enemy bullets being deflected.
Split horn war bonnets are a sign of an accomplished warrior. The long feather trailer on the bonnet meant the warrior was held in high esteem. These were adorned with eagle feathers, trade cloth and sometimes ermine tails. Lances were typically weapons of a mounted warrior and signified his position as such. These were very effective weapons and were also adorned with feathers, trade cloth and fur.
Hides are Hand Painted by Local Prescott Artist Laura Mountain. Laura feels it is important that the materials used are as genuine and natural as possible. Hand crafted arrowheads, shells, feathers, and various trade beads are hand sewn, wrapped, and tied with sinew. Ground earth pigments are mixed with natural bases and oils to produce her paints.
This painted hide is now part of a private collection. Orders can be taken from this original. Though every effort is made to keep the design as close as possible to the original, there will be slight variances in size, shape, color, and design placement. Please allow 6- 8 weeks delivery.
This Painted Hide is offered online exclusively from Black Arrow Jewelry & Art Gallery. 1.800.621.6668
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