This bellowing Bison Buffalo Hide Hand Drum boasts a colorful Southwest palette, is quite eye-catching and very well constructed. It will be the perfect addition to your Native American or Southwest décor, is Hand Painted and Signed by the Artist Rob McClellan of whom is affiliated with the Cherokee Tribe. It's in fantastic overall condition as shown in the photographs. Extreme stylization helps McClellan portray dramatic action successfully in his paintings including the one featured for your consideration.
Another included on a hide drum of a "Confrontation" between a bear and a bison. Other exaggerated but dynamically designed hide paintings include one of an Indian rider drawing a bead on a buffalo with his bow-and-arrow, and another of a warrior in a headdress "Counting Coup on a Soldier" on horseback. I was adopted by a Cheyenne family some ten years ago...
And have been taught the ways of this tribe, the Artist explained. A regimental flag, fallen horse, gun and saber float through McClellan's bizarre and almost choreographed, but effective colored pencil ledger page drawing of an Indian woman sticking an awl in Custer's ear after his death at the Little Big Horn, for example.
McClellan said that this unusual drawing is based on a story he was told about a Cheyenne woman or women doing this, not to desecrate Custer's body, but to pierce his ears so he could hear better in the other life. Integrating the 19th century ledger art tradition into his own distinctive style, McClellan is an artist of Cherokee and Irish ancestry who most often paints the Cheyenne tribe.
Dreamlike and symbolic, yet realistic enough to be convincing. McClellan's portrayal's were dynamically designed with a distinctive style to add impact to its interpretation. Rob McClellan is now deceased and was an honorary member of the Cheyenne Tribe. Please view all photographs supplied as they are considered part of my description.
Larger or more fragile items will not be combined with other items that may compromise their safe arrival. The item "Signed Native American Rawhide Hand Drum Rob McClellan Handpainted Bison Buffalo" is in sale since Wednesday, May 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Musical Instruments". The seller is "the-wild-wests" and is located in De Queen, Arkansas.
This item can be shipped to United States.