Native American Hand Made Mato Spirit Shield

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Mato is the Lakota word for Bear, Native American artist Jim Little Wounded commemorates the relationship between the spirit of the Bear and the warrior who carries this shield.

Jim uses a rawhide disc and then stretches a soft deer leather cover over it. The cover is painted with acrylic paints, the imagery is of a Bear Spirit emerging into the physical world.

Jim finishes the decoration of the shield with clusters of glass beads and metal bells, imitation eagle feathers and a medicine bugle with a quill wrapped dangle.

The piece is signed by the artist.

Length 33 | Width 21 | Deep 3
Length is measured from the top of the shield to the bottom of the feathers.
All measurements are approximate.


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