Reflections- American Indian by K Henderson

Reflections, oil on linen, 36 x 30

This oil painting portrait of an American Indian depicts a Native American with his face painted white with a brown Coup Mark (Hand on Face).

Otter Breastplates were worn by the Plains Indians and were commonly decorated with Trade Mirrors. You can see them in many Western Paintings and Historical photographs.
Fur traders introduced Trade Mirrors to the American Indians in the 17th century. Reflective surfaces were thought to have mystical powers and these mirrors were quickly adopted for use as decorative additions to warbonnets, otter breastplates and bustles, as well as for signaling mirrors.

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Western art, native american art Recent accomplishments include being accepted into the International Guild of Realism, participation in the American Art in Miniature at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa , OK, Mountain Oyster Club show and sale, inclusion in the Top 50 Mini Paint America traveling exhibit, and being featured in Southwest Art Magazine March 2008 issue and Sept 2008. K. won the “First Place” award during the American Plains Artists 23nd annual juried exhibit, “Art of the Plains 2007”. She has also exhibited with the Oil Painters of America, The National Oil and Acrylic Painter Society, at the Phippen Museum and Salon International Art Show

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