The Honor of Being Pipe Carrier

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$1,500.00

Additional Information

Weight 80 oz
Edition Type

MASTERWORK CANVAS EDITION

Image Size

31"w x 39"h

Limited Edition of

75

Production Date

July 2016

Out of stock

Description

Awards

  • Winner of the Masters of the American West
  • Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Artistic Merit (2016)

Description

To carry a pipe among members of a war party was considered a great honor. These pipes were called black-covered war pipes or black-covered medicine pipes, and were carried by members of all Northern Plains tribes. The pipe itself was encased in a cover made from trade cloth or a trade blanket, and sometimes had an eagle feather attached at each end. This warrior has removed the pipe case from his shoulder and is telling his enemies that he is a formidable foe.