Lord of the Plains Blanket
- 64" x 80" (163 x 203 cm)
- Napped, felt bound
- 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton
- Dry clean
- Made in the USA
Sun, the Creator, shines on the Backbone of the World, the homeland of the Blackfeet Nation. Below, Moon cradles their child, Morning Star, Bringer of Dreams. Between Moon and another symbol for the Star Child shine the Star Beings that make up the Big and Little Dipper constellations. The Lords of the Plains ride below. They wear sacred straight-up eagle feather headdresses. Their masked horses are painted with medicine symbols for protection in travel and battle. Below the riders, a teepee rests among symbols of the rolling hills of the homelands. Black, a power colour, encloses the world of the Lords as they preserve their spiritual traditions and way of life.
Terrance Guardipee is an internationally acclaimed Blackfeet artist. Originally from Montana, he attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and currently resides in Seattle, Washington. His vibrant and innovative art incorporates a contemporary palette and traditional ledger art in his signature map collage concept. His artworks are included in museum collections across the USA and internationally, including the Smithsonian Institute. He was the featured artist for the National Museum of the American Indian in 2007. His work has garnered numerous awards, and inspired the creation of a category specifically for ledger artists at the Santa Fe Indian Art market.