Winter Coat

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$95.00

Additional Information

Image Size:11 1/2"w x 9"h
Limited Edition of:1250
Edition Type:LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Production Date:June 1987
Weight 80 oz
Edition Type

LIMITED EDITION PRINT

Image Size

11 1/2"w x 9"h

Limited Edition of

1250

Production Date

June 1987

Out of stock

Description

The winter wind in the north country blows cold and hard and can bite through to the bone. To survive, man and beast must wear warm coats. In this painting, the Crow Indian has a buffalo robe across his lap and a thick buckskin shirt to protect him from the cold and snow. His pony, with hind quarters facing into the wind’s teeth, wears his own thick, shaggy winter coat.

Animal skins were essential to the Indian’s dress, rituals and shelter. In addition to his shirt and robe, this Indian is carrying a society staff wrapped with otter fur. He has a small medicine pouch tied to his belt and a stuffed ermine skin attached to his shoulders. Thus, the pelts, or “coats” of many animals serve two masters.