Authentic Indian Native American WARShirt Beaded Fringed Elk Leather 66″ x 33″. Interested in more than one item? ONLY 1 EVER MADE WHAT A UNIQUE GIFT! Most of our items are Unique One-of-a-Kind and subject to availability. Tigua Indian CEREMONIAL WAR SHIRT Beaded Fringed Elk Leather Ghost Shirt Red. This is an authentic Native American ghost shirt, carefully created by a genuine American Indian artist of the Tigua Tribe. This decorative elk hide warrior shirt or ghost shirt as it is called represents a rich part of Indian history with great attention to detail, made with real elk skin leather. Used during the famous ghost dance, derived from the traditional circle dance, ghost shirts reflect a rich Native heritage. The circle dance is the same as many traditional dances still performed today during Native American pow wows. Made with real leather, brass and horse hair, this rustic shirt is intended as a southwestern style wall hanging. Intricately hand stitched, this war shirt has great eye appeal. American Indian war shirts were originally made using items found in battle. Rough cut leather gives this shirt its warm look and feel of rich quality. Genuine horse hair fringe adds to the rustic look of this leather shirt. This is a high quality war-shirt that looks fantastic. This elk hide shirt also includes a bone hair pipe breast plate and medicine wheels with the four directions of earth. Traditionally, each shirt would be unique to the wearer and would be decorated accordingly. Horse hair or fringe is almost always included, representing the wind to help move the warrior swiftly. This war shirt is a collector’s work of art and comes ready to hang with an included hanging rack perfect for rustic wall decor, southwest style, cabin or western home decorating. Actual ghost shirt is shown. Measures 66″ wide, 33″ tall, not including hanging fringe. Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my store for more selections of authentic Native American jewelry and artifacts! If you like our products, please add me to your. List or consider subscribing to our. For updates on newly listed items, sales and special promotions! We would be happy to consider reasonable offers. There will NEVER be another one exactly like this one, each one is Handmade Only 1 ever made like this! The War Shirt / Shirt Wearers Shirt / Scalp Shirt / Ceremonial Shirt. The original shirt wearers earned the right to wear War Shirts through great acts of bravery and deeds that were incorporated into the designs. Over a warriors lifetime, he would probably have owned more than one shirt. Some War Shirts were also thought to possess intrinsic spiritual powers which were transferred to the wearer. Buffalo hide was too thick to use, so the maker used Elk or deerskin’s. However, the ideal hides came from mountain sheep that roamed the Rocky Mountains to the Missouri River and beyond. After the shirt was made, it could be decorated in many ways. Four strips of quill work or bead-work could be attached extending over the shoulders and hanging midway down the back, the other two strips attached to the sleeves next to the shoulder strips. Neck tabs or facings on back and front of the shirt were also seen on Plains Indian-war Shirts. Some tribes used square-shapes while others used pointed tabs or other shapes. Rosettes are often found on the early shirts in the middle of the chest and back. Hair from humans or horses often extended from the quilled arm strips and down the outside of the shoulder strips. Shirts with hair have been called scalp shirts, but they were only made with hair locks. Sometimes the same areas were decorated with fringe providing the flowing motion and a luxurious richness to the shirt. A shirt could also be filled with vivid paintwork or pictograph artwork. Early shirts were painted and decorated with quill-work and bigger beads. In the last part of the 19th century, shirts became more colorful with smaller beads and more intricate designs. Compare your own financial investments over the past ten years to investments in pieces of Native American Indian and Mexican art and antiques! The Ghost dance was initiated by a Native American shaman named Wovoka, who was a member of the Paiute Tribe. Like other Native American dances, it served many spiritual purposes as well as bring the Native American community together. The Ghost dance was part of his movement to help Plains Indian Tribes try to recover and heal from the many problems and changes they faced from the whiteman in the second half of the 1800’s. The Ghost Dance is a circle dance that focused on embracing the ways of the past and rejecting some of the negative influences of white people in a peaceful way. This included creating a connection to the earth as well as to ancestors or the dead and trying to end the mourning of those that have more recently passed, through dancing and singing of prayers. It quickly spread throughout many Native American tribes and the gatherings brought many tribes together in one place. The ceremonial Ghost Shirts were usually decorated with elements that represented Nature’s connection to the people. Unfortunately, the large gathering of the Indian tribes at these Ghost Dances alarmed the whiteman’s government at the time in the 1880’s and rumors of a Native uprising caused the government to send troops to disburse the gatherings, usually in a violent way. Somehow the belief evolved that the Ghost Shirts would become bullet-proof and the Indian warriors would wear them into battles with the US Cavalry, with disastrous results! Many battles ended up with massacres of the Native Americans. The Ghost Shirts therefore developed a negative connotation to it because of this misguided belief. In today’s time, the Ghost Shirt has been modernized into beautiful displays of artwork usually embellished with intricate beadwork, fringes and other elements. The Ghost Dance is still practiced today in private Native American ceremonies. Its symbolism portrays a strong belief in the need for healing of the earth and mankind. The bone components in our items are made of recycled deer bones or other materials allowed. The Native American Indian Artists use only genuine feathers, furs, bones, beads, leather, wood, stone, etc. In the making of each work of art. There is nothing artificial used unless it is required by law. No parts of animals such as bones, feathers, etc. Are from any animals considered endangered. ALL feathers used are from Wild or Domestic Turkeys. The bone components in our items are made of recycled deer, buffalo, or cattle bones or other materials allowed. 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It lets us know that you have received your item and are happy with it. As soon as we get feedback, it leaves you feedback in return. We are always adding new items. The item “Authentic Indian Native American WARShirt Beaded Fringed Elk Leather 66 x 33″ is in sale since Wednesday, June 22, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Clothing & Moccasins”. The seller is “elkcreektradingllc” and is located in Kykotsmovi Village, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Artisan: Manny Silvas
- Tribal Affiliation: Tigua