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Destiny by K Henderson

Destiny by K Henderson

Destiny, 36 x 30, oil on linen

This Plains Indian is wearing a scarf slide made of German Silver.  When fur traders first made contact with  American Indians they traded small items in exchange for furs. Silver objects were one of the items that were popular

Eventually, items were made expressly for the purpose of trading. Around the mid 19th century these items were made from “German Silver”,  an inexpensive silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel.

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All We Have Seen

All We Have Seen by K henderson

All We Have Seen, 30 x 40, oil on linen

This Plains Indian has his face painted Blue White. He wears a shell necklace and an elaborate headdress of feathers and beads.

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All We Have Seen

All We Have Seen by K henderson

All We Have Seen, 30 x 40, oil on linen

This Plains Indian has his face painted Blue White. He wears a shell necklace and an elaborate headdress of feathers and beads.

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Golden Son – American Indian

Golden Son, 36 x 36, oil on linen

In the Old Days pigments were made from vegetation, stones, soil and animal parts. These things were dried, ground and then mixed with with a binder (water, fat, saliva) to apply to the face and body.

This plains Indian wears a headdress made of eagle feathers, trade cloth, beads and ribbons

 

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