Truly masterful, truly traditional work by Shawn Espinosa!
Brain tanned and shaped following a centuries old pattern, then painted with traditional Lakota colors in beautiful, nature-inspired, symmetrical designs, these small parfleche envelopes with bright blue or red felt and soft deer hide fringe carry a reminder of the natural perfection of a time lost perhaps forever. A truly unique addition to any collection. Front closure with tie.
Artist's signature and date on the back. Envelope with blue felt is 5.5" x 5.25" x .5" plus fringe. Envelope with red felt is 7.5 x 5.25" x .5" plus fringe.
Mr Espinosa's work has been shown and sold at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other notable places.