07 February 2009

Plains Beadwork

Here is a site that has thousands of quality photos of various Native Art items, please check the Ethnographic link provided for research purposes.

Here is a small sample of photos to be found, very beautiful at the very least

The first is of an unknown origin - it is believed to be a Gourd from a Medicine bundle, which I believe is correct, judging by the strength of the object I have no doubt it is powerful in purpose and use.

The second photo is a Comanche peyote Fan circa 1825.

The saddles are Crow design featuring High back plains styles rarely found today.

Crow work has the signiture seperation of colors by using white.

05 February 2009

When Blackfoot And Sioux Meet

This is one of my favorite artists.

02 February 2009

Herbert Stash Art

I really admire the floral work integrating the peyote designs on the bottom.

Peyote Art by Herbert Stash

I like this piece as well, Its a peaceful feeling

01 February 2009

Sid Armstrongs Comments

Trading post trash is my exact sentiments. I wonder who does this stuff, and how much are they getting for that stuff? Are they in some 3rd world country being told what to paint, or tie together, or carve. Child labor? Lot's of thoughts go through my mind about this cheap form of so called NAART. Which in it's own form is a lie! And against the law! Since we have our own copyright laws that govern who gets to do what, when it comes to NAART. As a true Native American artist, I guess you can say it is a form of flattery, that someone must imitate you, since they have no idea of how we come up with our beliefs, traditions. They only want something we can give to them. It is not ours to give, since it came from the creator. Something all Native Americans are born with. All of my relatives are like a walking song dictionary, can sing 500 songs a any given moment, or can paint something from pure emotion that came from a vision. You can't give that away, or teach it. You have to be born with it. When you look at things this way, then it does make things much easier to do art about your heritage, and traditions.
February 1, 2009 10:48 AM

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