Previous 98 of 191 Next
Heart of a Nation by K Henderson

Heart of a Nation, 30 x 30, oil on linen This Plains Indian is wearing an eagle feather headdress. The shafts of the feathers are wrapped in red Trade Cloth. Bells, ribbon and cloth also adorn the band of the headdress. His face is painted white with a black hand or coup mark. Trade Cloth or "Stroud Cloth" was a cheap woolen cloth made from woolen rags and exported to the North American Indians. It was made in the town of Stroud in Glouchestershire County, England. The cloth was dyed red, blue, green, or black, and had a white edge that resulted from the dying process.

1 Comment

Anonymous Guest (IP:

Cindy Sugg 13 May 2012

you always come up with great ideas