I also donated items to various prisons to help fund their Native American programs and help those who can not help themselves. Inedible meat is donated to zoos and local raptor rehab facilities. I also carry real wolf, mountain lion and bear items on my direct website but they’re not allowed for sale through this venue. Cherokee people did not traditionally do these sort of robes, these skills were taught to me by my Plains native teachers. Your robe will still come with a certificate stating the art is genuine Native American Made. 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. What does this have to do with my work? For these particular pieces… 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 buffalo hunt painted on it 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. 80×83 Complete with tail. Weighs about 20 lbs. Please feel free to ask me any questions. The item “Native American Made Painted Buffalo Robe Traditional Pigment Paint hide skin” is in sale since Wednesday, June 20, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Other Nat. Am. Items 1935-Now”. The seller is “ashortmouse” and is located in Boise, Idaho. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Artisan: Aodhàn Crawford
- Tribal Affiliation: Cherokee W/ Certificate of Authenticity