I have decided to delete and re-post a few old entry's on this blog as I have now have some better photos of these works.
This is a Ute Style shirt, based on some historic examples in collections as well as some old photographs. It is made from brain tanned deer hide and hand dyed selvedge edge wool cloth. The beads are antique Italian seed beads and carefully chosen reproduction beads. The shirt and beadwork is made using elk sinew.
The hide is painted using natural pigment earth paints.
The feathers are magpie. A bird which inhabits the Plateau and Great Basin areas of the US.
Long fringes at the elbows made of brain tanned deer hide.
Historic example of Ute cloth/hide shirt.