Hand crafted, primitive painted elk robe/wall art for log homes/hotel/home decor

Hand crafted, primitive painted elk robe/wall art for log homes/hotel/home decor

1,999.00

This painted elk skin robe is an adaptation of a famous Ojibwe piece from the mid 1700’s found in the Musee de l’Homme. the body of the Thunderbird has been modified along with changes to the tailfeathers.

The skin was processed using ancient technologies and earth-derived powder pigments. the pigments are mixed with animal glues and tatttooed deeply into the skin. This is historic methodology.

The Thunderbird was a sacred and common religious figure in first Nations culture. He was often seen as a protector and carrier of prayers.

As were the originals and due to primitive processing techniques. these skins are not flawless.

They may have sewn bullet or arrow wounds or knife scoring from the skinning process. The paint has been distressed to create patina and earth-pigment painting does not lend itself as readily to ultra fine lines as do modern paints. This however is a fine piece and would make an awesome addition to a boardroom, hotel or museum lobby, high-end log homes, lodges, etc. It begs to be shown off! It looks bold and old!

* the artist has been an admirer of Native culture since youth and strives to honor it in both content and quality.

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