Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Quilled Mandan Style Shirt....Part "Deux"...



I got to re-photgraph some older works...This is a Mandan style quilled war shirt I made about 20 years ago.   I used all historically correct materials ( Now non-available) Brain tanned mt. sheep hides,  sinew sewn natural dyed quillwork and human and horse hair drops.


The beads used are a combination of antique Italian pony beads and French re-production colors,  acid etched to emulate beads 150 years old.


The sleeves are multi - quill plated,  the quills dyed using a combination of Oregon grape root,  blood root and indigo.


The symbol of the disk is a symbolic thunderbird design.




The left on hair ruff of the mt. sheep hides...as was done on historic shirts. 


Angela