Native American Tigua Indian Beaded Deer Skin War Shirt (ws13)
This authentic Native American war shirt was carefully created by a genuine Indian artist of the Tigua Tribe and represents a proud part of Indian history. Great attention to detail is given as the artesian showcases their talent. Used during the famous ghost dance and derived from the traditional circle dance, ghost shirts reflect a rich Native heritage.
The circle dance is the same as many traditional dances still performed today during Native American pow wows. Made with real leather, brass and horse hair, this rustic shirt is intended to be used as a southwestern style wall hanging. Intricately hand stitched, this war shirt has great eye appeal. American Indian war shirts were originally made using items found in battle. Rough cut deer skin leather gives this shirt its warm look and feel of rich quality. Genuine horse hair fringe adds to the finished look of this leather shirt. This is a high quality piece of art that looks fantastic.
This shirt also includes a bone hair pipe breast plate and medicine wheels with the four directions of earth. Traditionally, each shirt would be unique to the wearer and would be decorated accordingly. Horse hair or fringe is almost always included, representing the wind to help move the warrior swiftly. This war shirt is a collector's work of art and comes ready to hang with a red wool wrapped hanger perfect for rustic wall decor, southwest style, cabin or western home decorating. Actual shirt is shown.
Measures approximately 67" wide, 40" tall, not including hanging fringe.
Authentic Native American, Manny Silvas, Tribe: Tigua