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 Post subject: Painted Braintanned Warshirt
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:36 pm 
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Completed "Crazy Horse" shirt. Originally planned on recreating the shirt from below with a few minor detail changes. Ultimately it was a combination of the two original shirts below. Two brain tanned deer hides. Top 1/3rd of each provided the sleeves while the bottom 2/3rds of each provided the front and the back. Shirts of this "two hide style" were laid out as if the animal was standing on its hind legs, therefore maintaining the shape of the deer and honoring the use of its hide. In this way the front legs then hung down from below the arms (later period shirts wouldn't have these mobile appendages as they were cut off). The hind legs then would hang from the bottom of the shirt (again, later period shirts removed these). Shirt is sinew sewn from the cuff to just below the elbow and on the neck and shoulder seams. 136 human hair locks wrapped with dyed porcupine quills in red, white, yellow and blue. Top half painted with blue pigment paint mixed with hide glue. Bottom half painted in yellow pigment paint. Red lighting bolts and sinew wrapped hand painted replica eagle feathers


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 Post subject: Re: Painted Braintanned Warshirt
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:15 pm 
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WOW !!!!!
Beautiful
That's a tremendous amount of work you have in it.

Creek


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 Post subject: Re: Painted Braintanned Warshirt
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:46 pm 
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Yep...a lot of work went into that...........really nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Painted Braintanned Warshirt
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:15 pm 
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Great shirt! You did an outstanding job on it!

Shotgun Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Painted Braintanned Warshirt
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:11 pm 
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Very cool!! That's museum quality!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Painted Braintanned Warshirt
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:22 pm 
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Fantastic. Truly a work of art


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