Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jim Taylor Quilled Bag

Photos by Jan Riser.

Art DeCamp Horn

This spotted Berks style horn is more like the ones made in the Reading area of Berks County. This one has a walnut butt plug, and a turned cherry wood screw tip, which is like several originals that I've been able to examine.

Copy and photo supplied by Art Decamp.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Todd Bitler Spiral Painted Pipe Tomahawk

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.

Shawn and Amanda Webster Quilled Strap

Photos by Jan Riser.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Chuck Edwards Gun with Curt Lyles Bag and Knife

Photos supplied by Curt Lyles.

Chris Hayes Steatite Pipe

This pipe is copied from a original housed at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian Cherokee, N.C.

Photo supplied by James Blake.

“Jai” Horn by Rich Pierce

“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

Norbert Kohlruss Blackfoot War Shield

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.