Native American Elk Skin Beaded War Shirt 65"x40" - Antiqued by Manny Silvas (ws16)
This is an authentic Native American war shirt, handcrafted by American Indian artists. This decorative elk skin leather warrior shirt represents a rich part of Indian 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. Made with hand stitching, this is an exquisite piece with great eye appeal.
American Indian war shirts are traditionally made using natural materials and items collected during battle. Rich old style brown deer 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 home 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 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 65" wide, 40" tall.
Authentic Native American, Manny Silvas Tribal #1895, Tribe: Tigua
The detail in this shirt is amazing. Quality is exceptional. I have been wanting one for years but could not justify the price. Once Mission Del Rey slashed the prices by 1000.00, I took the chance and so glad that I did. Photos do not do it justice. Detail is amazing. Great customer service if you have an issue.