Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Warriors Tale

The Warriors Tale, 40 x 30, oil on canvas

This oil painting shows a Plains Indian with a feathered bonnet and a painted face.
The title comes from the fact that his regalia tells a story. The feathered bonnet or 'war bonnet' was bestowed on those that had many honors, each eagle feather representing a deed. The painted face can also tell of honors, society membership or personal stories.

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