Truly masterful, truly traditional work by Shawn Espinosa!
Brain tanned and shaped following a centuries old pattern, then painted with traditional Lakota colors in a beautifully symmetrical design, this parfleche box in an exceptional example of Northern Plains artistic tradition. A truly unique addition to any collection and a wonderful companion to the Large Parfleche Box. Front closure with tie.
Artist's signature and date on the back. 7.25" x 4.25" x 4.25".
Mr Espinosa's work has been shown and sold at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other notable places. An enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Shawn is a self taught artist and supports his family through the sale of his art.