Photos by Jan Riser.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Copy and photo supplied by Art Decamp.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
This hand forged head that was copied from an original pictured in Peterson's tomahawk book. Originally it was a pipe tomahawk head and the blade was cut down to a spike. The ash handle was replicated from an original in the book, Indian Tomahawks & Frontiersmen Axes by Hartzler & Knowles. The book's description of the handle states that the alternating spirals were painted red and green. The painted handle uses original colonial colors of alternating red, green and black. Finishing the end of the handle is a hand poured pewter sprial chevron mouth piece. This pipe tomahawk is hand drilled and smokable. It is stamped with a touchmark.
Copy and photos supplied by Todd Bitler. More of Todd's work can be seen on his web site Native Workshop.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
“I kept this horn really simple because it had a naturally beautiful shape. I only wanted to show what nature had already wrought and not distract from that. It is a large semi-translucent horn carrying well over a pound of powder. Someone pointed out to me that the spout end is reminiscent in shape to a cow’s teat. I grew up on a dairy farm in the Mohawk Valley of New York State, and maybe subconsciously I included a shape from the cow’s other end on this horn.”
Copy and photo by Rich Pierce.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Copy of a Blackfoot war shield in the Natural History Museum in New York. Hand-scraped buffalo hump rawhide, burnt lacing holes, hand painted turkey feathers, decorated with earth pigments, braintanned buckskin cover and straps.
Photos by P of KY.