Native American Hand Painted Shield: Loud Bear
Local Lakota artist Jim Little Wounded, Mnicoujou Lakota, hand paints a leather cover that fits over a rawhide disc making this a two-cover shield.
Jim choose Loud Bear as the subject, at the end of winter when bear’s are first leaving their caves, they’ll announce their emergence with loud roars as a warning.
Jim paints the shield with acrylic paints, he adorns the shield with red wool cloth, imitation eagle feathers and a glass beaded hoop. The hoop represents the mouth of the cave. He finishes the decoration of this piece with metal bells, glass beads and a quilled medicine wheel.
Length 39 | Width 22 | Deep 2 inches
All measurements are approximate.
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