Split Horn Bonnet (fine art canvas) by Kenneth Riley
His paintings are in the permanent collections of The White House and the Smithsonian, he’s the 1995 winner of the coveted Prix de West award and a member of the Cowboy Artists of America — Ken Riley’s list of accolades is impressive.
The Plains Indians of the 19th century, ever respectful of wildlife and land, used many natural materials in their ceremonial regalia. Feathers, porcupine quills, animal claws, beads, bones and skins all had symbolic meanings. This warrior carries on an ancient custom with his horned headdress; it shows his power and strength and was usually reserved for men of high rank.
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