Comes with certificate of authenticity signed by the artist which is attached to the shield. The shield is 14 in Diameter.
It is made with a double layer of gold colored leather (front & back). Overall hanging dimensions of this item are 16" W x 25" H.
The front of the shield is decorated with four loom woven bead work strips which measure 5.5x1.5 These strips lay over red felt. Bead colors are gray, black, red, orange, yellow and white. There are small brass studs attaching the bead work to the shield. In the center of the shield there is a 2 diameter brass disk which has 2 brass shell cartridges attached with red & brass crow beads. Coming out of the bottom of the cartridges is long black horsehair.
Arranged around the bead work strips are four polished bone spear points. (domestic cow or sheep bone) Four brass studs are mounted to the leather just above the tip of each spear point. Along the bottom & sides of the shield are 17 large imitation eagle feathers which are wrapped in red felt & attached to the shield with red glass & brass crow beads. The backside of the shield has two horizontal leather straps for carrying and a bit of imitatin sinew between them for hanging this item on the wall.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Clothing & Moccasins". The seller is "debk255" and is located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.This item can be shipped worldwide.