Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCSHIE81

Category: Shield

Region: Plains

Tribe: Kiowa

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Buffalo hide, pigments, sinew, feathers, brass, dew claws, buckskin

Description: Flexible ceremonial shield made of tanned buffalo hide with two "talking feathers" affixed with sinew. Brass thimbles are attached adjacent to the feathers and painted lightning streaks flash from red suns in the center. Dew claws are attached to each side of the shield with buckskin straps and a leather carrying handle is tied on the back.

Dimensions: 15 inches

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