Parfleche Circle Earrings ~ Four Styles
Brain tanned rawhide painted in beautiful symmetrical patterns.
Original designs by Shawn Espinosa.
Circles are 1.75" in diameter, except the Small Medicine Wheels, which are 1.5" in diameter. Silver earwires.
The larger Medicine Wheel Earrings have felt backing. The others do not have felt backing.
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.
Avoid getting parfleche earrings wet. If it does happen, the paint will be fine, just lay them flat (when mostly dry) under a cloth with something heavy on top. The rawhide is very versatile. The natural qualities of the rawhide may bend a little over time, but can be wiggled back into shape. Make sure they are stored flat always.