“The hoop of this shield is an actual game hoop that young warriors would roll along the ground and shoot arrows through the center hole for dexterity. The weave is attached to the hoop by real sinew, weave is made from rawhide, similar to todays Dream Catchers. This is where I got the idea to give the hoop a new life. The Crow, being a messenger between the Spirit World and the Physical World, delivers the vision’s to the owner of the Vision Keeper Shield, where they are kept within the weave.”
~Mike McLeod Sr., Bad River Band Chippewa
Mike uses a commercially tanned soft leather cover that he has painted the image of Crow on with acrylic paints. Mike finishes the shield with feather clusters that feature glass beads and metal beads.
The shield is not signed but Mike has added an envelope with the story, signed by him.
Length 23 | Width 19 | Deep 2 inches
Length is measured from the top of the shield to the bottom of the hanging feathers.
All measurements are approximate.
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