Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCSHIE418

Category: Shield

Region: Plains

Tribe: Kiowa

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Rawhide, buckskin, paint.

Description: The rawhide shield is covered with soft native tanned buckskin that is painted with a yellow sunburst and blue lines emitting from one side and a green and red half moon figure from the other. The cover is laced on the back with buckskin thongs. A medicine charm is tied to the center.

Dimensions: Diameter 18 inches


Anadarko, Oklahoma


Illustrated in Kiowa Voices, Vol. 1, pp 48
Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 20

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