Friday, July 03, 2015
The Plains Warrior
There is one thing that I was going to do but at the moment thought better of it. The leggins are kind of plain. I could have ran beaded strips down each leg but I think that would have been just too much. I also could have painted on black stripes on each leg to indicate counted coups but I think that too would be just too much. Seeing it now I think I made the right decision.
I added some horse hair decorations to the ends of the bow and arrow cases and the tomahawk handle. As they swing freely they add a little motion to a static figure. I used low doamed brass tacks for the decoration on the belt and added a leather strap to the shield. With the base the figure measures right at 21". An impressive carving.
Wrapping things up I think this turned out to be an example of my best work and the collector who has spoken for it will have a really nice piece to add to his growing collection. I know it will have a good home and lots of old friends. Hopefully, they'll get along with each other.
Lots of photos in the Gallery and I'll look forward to your comments as I always do.