W-0111-1180-SHIRT Native American Clothing Leather Beaded Ghost Shirt with Breast Plate Indian Made
This Native American traditional Ghost Shirt is full of spiritual beauty. It starts with luxurious genuine buckskin leather hand cut and hand sewn. This Ghost shirt has been artfully decorated by hand with astonishing seed bead work that borders a hand made bone breast plate. Brass bench beads, bullet casings, and conchos add extra shine to the natural textures of the genuine bone hairpipe beads and horse hair. The sleeves extend outward like an eagle, genuine horse hair draping over the wings like feathers. A medicine bag and faux bear claws decorate this amazing Ghost shirt with traditional spirit. It's just like the Ghost shirts worn by the Lakota-Sioux people for the Ghost Dance. The Ghost Shirts hold a lot of spiritual significance for the Lakota-Sioux. This one is 70" wide from sleeve to sleeve and 36" in length at the longest point. It's a Size Med to Large for men and a Large to XL for women. This genuine Native American Ghost Shirt is truly a wonderful work of art.
The Ghost dance is a variation of an ancient traditional Native American dance known as the Circle Dance or Round Dance. Like other Native American dances, it served many spiritual purposes as well as bringing the community together. The Ghost Dance is a circle dance that focussed on embracing the ways of the past and rejecting some of the negative influences of white people in a peaceful way. This included creating a connection to ancestors or the dead and trying to end the mourning of those that have more recently past. A Native American shaman named Wovoka, who was a member of the Paiute Tribe, started the Ghost dance as part of his movement to help Plains Indian Tribes to recover and heal from the many problems and changes they faced in the second half of the 1800's. It quickly spread throughout many Native American tribes.
"The first peace...is that which comes within the souls of men when they realize their [relationship] with the universe and all its Powers...is really everywhere, it is within each of us." (Oglala Lakota)
We understand the true value and nature of hand crafted Indian art. And, we recognize it's important to know that the artist is truly a member of a Native American tribe. So, to ensure you that this is the real deal, a Certificate of Authenticity has been included with this item.
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