Offerings to Sun

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$950.00

Additional Information

Image Size:34"w x 25 1/2"h
Limited Edition of:650
Edition Type:LIMITED EDITION CANVAS
Production Date:February 2002
Weight 80 oz
Edition Type

LIMITED EDITION CANVAS

Image Size

34"w x 25 1/2"h

Limited Edition of

650

Production Date

February 2002

Out of stock

Description

The spiritual nature of the Plains Indians led them to create holy places to which they would go to commune with those spirits that guided their lives or to feel close to what some called the Sure-Enough Father. Native American friends took artist Howard Terpning to such a place on the Blackfeet Reservation south of Browning, Montana. For generations and generations, the Blackfeet had been going into the woods and attaching small offerings to tree trunks and branches. In earlier times these would have been such rarities as eagle feathers, ermine tails or medicine bundles containing items of religious significance. In modern times swatches of cloth are an accepted substitute, respectfully maintaining the custom of ancestors.