Day And Night Blanket
Professor Arthur Amiotte, a Lakota Sioux, is an internationally exhibiting artist and is widely published on the subject of Native American art. For 25 years he has taught all aspects of native traditional and contemporary studio fine arts. Day and Night Robe is a version of the traditional Beaded Strip Blanket worn by the Northern Plains people. Originally the robes were made of bison hides and decorated with a band of beading and quill work. Later these beaded strips were recycled onto wool blankets and secured with lengths of "rainbow selvedge" colorful trade cloth issued as annuities or treaty payments. During traditional courting, a young Plains man would wrap himself and his beloved in the robe for moments of privacy and conversation. Red and blue halves symbolize exceptionally sacred days (red) and nights (blue), and the blankets are still worn on such occasions. Unnapped. 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA. 64" x 80".
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