Red Crane Shield
Original Painting ~ Acrylic on Canvas. Frame is a gold shadow box that adds 1.5" to each side.
The crane totem on this shield would give protection against the enemy. The detail of the four inverted U’s represents the horse’s hooves. When a horse was captured or stolen, this symbol would be added to the shield, tipi, or even painted on a horse, showing others how many horses this warrior had taken from the enemy..