Painted Buffalo robe Native American Made Traditional Earth Pigment paints
Native American Made comes with Certificate of authenticity stating artist and tribe. From what I was taught: Traditionally women painted Geometric designs and wore them. With the exception of the Warbonnet pattern, that was usually painted by women for a man's robe. Men traditionally painted story/winter count robes. I am Two-Spirit, meaning I was born female and I am now male. In white society I am known as a transgender person. What does this have to do with my work? For these particular pieces... EVERYTHING. In almost every native culture Two-Spirit people were considered sacred, learning both Male and Female roles within the tribe. I have the unique ability to do both Male and Female paintings on robes, and even combine the two. Robes are of high importance in the Native way. Firstly warriors would never paint their Tipi with their war victories... It made it too easy as to which tipi to attack first to take out the strongest (if you were an enemy) So robes were the #1 way to wear your story. Specific robes were worn for diplomacy, to help heal the sick, or promote a healthy pregnancy. Robes are an incredible source of power and still are today. The women usually never revealed what the geometric meanings were EXCEPT to the wearer of the robe. This is what gave the robe it's protection. I hold that secret, know your robes meanings will never be revealed to anyone but you. This robe is painted with traditional paints. This means I mix it myself and tattoo and press it into the hide with sticks. No paintbrush no chemicals... Just traditional hide glue and crushed rocks. This summer quality buffalo robe has a warbonnet design painted on it. Full item description and backstory of the design is sent with the product upon purchase. I used a blue mica pigment that sparkles when the sun hits it just right. Red and yellow are made from Ochre. White is an Oxidine, and the Black is made from charcoal. Item measurments: 72x82 Complete with tail Weighs about 14.80 lbs I also make authentic wolf robes and bear skin robes but neither are allowed on eBay. Please feel free to ask me any questions.