Beaded Native American War Shirt 66"x42" - Manny Silvas (ws31)
This is an authentic Native American war shirt, handcrafted by an American Indian artist. This decorative leather warrior shirt represents a rich part of Native history with great attention to detail, made with real elk skin leather. This decorative war shirt is designed as a rustic southwestern style wall hanging or accent piece. Hand stitching and beautiful beading make this an exquisite piece of rustic art.
Natural materials and items collected during battle are elements that have been traditionally used to adorn American Indian war shirts. Rich old style brown elk skin leather gives this shirt its rich warm look and the intricate hand bead work will add a feel of quality to any wall in your rustic style home, lodge or cabin. Heavy leather fringe adds to the rustic look of this warrior shirt made with top grain leather for beauty and high value. This is a high quality war shirt that looks awesome hanging on the wall. This shirt also includes Lakota Sioux Indian style bead work and a real bone breast plate as seen in the picture.
Traditionally, war shirts were earned by warriors for their performance and bravery in battle. Often pieces taken from the battle were used in the design. It is possible that an outstanding warrior would own several war shirts. Each shirt would be unique to the wearer and would be decorated accordingly. Horse hair or leather fringe is almost always included, representing the wind to help move the warrior swiftly.
This war shirt is a work of art and comes ready to hang with an included red wool wrapped wall hanger. Native American war shirts make perfect rustic wall decor for southwest style and western home decorating. Measures 66" wide, 42" tall.
Authentic Native American, Manny Silvas Tribal #1895, Tribe: Tigua