Thursday, April 16, 2015

Shoshone Rose

Fort Washakie, WY
March 2015
Across the street from the Fort Washakie post office is a full-size sculpture of Chief Washakie with many interesting details, for example, the beaded moccasins and belt. The rose is commonly seen in the beaded work of the Shoshone tribe.

Information on the beading designs of various tribes can be found in this document from the Wyoming State Museum.

9 comments:

  1. The moccasins are beautiful. The Indians took such time to make things...it is amazing.

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  2. Beautiful moccasins. The folds of the pant legs are perfect. Isn't it amazing how they can do that with bronze.

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  3. I have always loved moccasins. And I love roses. Maybe I was a Native American in my past

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  4. Such beautiful moccasins! I enjoyed the link very much, I can do the peyote stitch and it is beautiful! I like working with beads but decorating a pair of moccasins...seems like so much work! :)

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  5. I really like the floral bead-work of the Shoshones.

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  6. The rose would be beautiful in Fair Isle in the middle of a shawl or afghan. My mom used to do bead-work in her embroidery. It is one of the things I did not learn from her. I wish I had.

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  7. I've never seen colors in a sculpture before. That is so pretty. I've read about Indian beadwork before and they were really artists.

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  8. What an amazing statue! The moccasins are gorgeous!

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