Hunter in a Painted Robe

Painted robes and cloaks, draped over the shoulders and tied in front with thongs, were commonly worn in winter.  They could be worn with the fur inside for warmth or outside to better shed water in a downpour.  Painted geometrical designs were frequently meant to please the game spirits and to ensure a successful hunt.  The designs on this robe are typical of the Ojibwa (Chippewa) people from southern Manitoba and the western Great Lakes area. The panther skin quiver was made from one whole pelt.  Sometimes the open end retained the head with the open mouth as the entry into the quiver.  This quiver is made so that the front portion can be folded over and wrapped with the legs to protect the moisture sensitive, sinew bindings of the arrows.  Commonly the leg skins were left on quivers and clothing to honor the animal’s spirit.

  
Available As A Limited Edition Canvas Print
Ten In The Issue

Size - 24" x 32"     Framed Price - $575.00     Unframed Price - $375.00