This framed, limited edition textured giclee print on canvas by Howard Terpning is titled, "Offerings to Sun," and depicts a Blackfeet Indian man placing an offering on the trunk of a tree.
“The spiritual nature of the Plains Indians led them to create holy places to which they would go to commune with those spirits that guided their lives or to feel close to what some called the Sure-Enough Father. Native American friends took artist Howard Terpning to such a place on the Blackfeet Reservation south of Browning, Montana. For generations and generations, the Blackfeet had been going into the woods and attaching small offerings to tree trunks and branches. In earlier times these would have been such rarities as eagle feathers, ermine tails or medicine bundles containing items of religious significance. In modern times swatches of cloth are an accepted substitute, respectfully maintaining the custom of ancestors.”
Framed giclée on canvas | Edition of 650
Frame: Width 37.5 | Height 29.25 (inches)
Image: Width 32.75 | Height 24.5 (inches)
All measurements are approximate.
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