This shirt has been beaded with a cross and moon and has a painted design on back, German tanned leather. Beaded and sewn by hand.
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Creating war shirts was considered a sacred activity. This shirt is hand painted with powdered earth dyes, hand sewn with sinew, the extra leather over the shoulders are rare. Deaded with glass beads and painted on back with a powerful design for protection in battle.
Supaya’s education comes from living on different reservations, Cherokee reservation, Pine Ridge South Dakota Lakota reservation, and the Navajo reservation in Arizona. Learning from elders, seeing and sharing old designs, listening and learning old stories. It was and is a good school for the heart. All her artwork is inspired by her time on the reservations.
Best in Show: Decorative Objects of Art, By Western Hands Invitational 2022