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|American West, Blackfeet/Blackfoot |
Native American child's tipi in the typical Blackfeet fashion, circa 19oo. A stunning and highly visual leather artwork that has painted designs including the night sky at the top, with big and little dippers on the ears of the tipi. On the bottom are painted mountains and ancestral beings or what the Blackfoot call "puffballs". The center back shows the morning star, and a mountain goat's tail as a drop. In the Blackfeet tradition, the honor to paint tipis is conferred. In order to learn the painting of a clan's design properly, these scale models may have been produced by an aspiring tipi painter before tackling a full sized dwelling. It may then have been given to children.
|Location of Origin: North America|
|Dimensions: 38'' high, by 30'' diameter.|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : Native American Clothing and Antiques|
|Secondary Classification: Arts of the American West : Other|
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