Kiowa "Offering to Wakantanka" Painted Hide c 1940

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Kiowa  Offering to Wakantanka  Painted Hide c 1940
Featured in this lot is this painted hide called "Offering to Wakantanka," from a Kiowa Indian artist. The hide features a scene of a native american man oraying with a peace pipe offering up prayers to Wakantanka (many tribes word for the Supreme Diety). The hid is constructed from deerskin with wonderful examples to the preservation of the fur and shows two tassels with feathers on the ends. The hide display shows a plaque centered on the bottom of the display that reads as follows: Deerskin Painting - Kiowa 1940+- - "Offering to Wakantanka". The condition of this painted hide is good with no obvious signs of damage to the hide, the board it is attached to shows slight wear. The measurements of this painted hide on board is 51 1/2" x 40" and the hide itself measures 47 " x 35 1/2".