Native American Hand Painted Rawhide Shield: Wind Cave Story
Native American artist Thomas Ridley, Ute Mountain Ute Nation of Colorado, hand paints the story of the origins of the people. “As the suns rays peeked through the hole, Iktomi tricked the people to the surface.” ~Thomas Ridley, Ute Mountain Ute Nation of Colorado
Thomas hand paints the rawhide disc with acrylic paint, he decorates the edge of the shield with red wool cloth tied down with leather ties. He adds imitation eagle feathers to the bottom of the shield with glass beads and finishes it with small metal bells.
Length 38 | Width 21 | Deep 2 inches
All measurements are approximate.
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