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Posted 3 years ago

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Tlynnie1942
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I found this guy on Ebay. I call him "Chief" as he has a long head dress on his head and it goes down his back. Unfortunately, most of the feathers have long since broken off or fallen off. He has a wood carved head and bust, carved arms from the elbow down and carved legs from the knee down. The rest of his body is tightly stuffed with what feels like sawdust. His clothing, which I think is kinda "Elvis" like (lol), is hand beaded from the designs on his jacket to the beads running down the side of his legs and all around the edges of his clothes. His hair is horse's hair, a beautiful brown with red highlights which stand out in the sunlight. He has a corduroy shirt with little coins for buttons. His necklace is made of different stones and I think a few of them may be Quahog shell. I know he looks like a Native Elvis in those clothes, but I like him just fine. He sits on top of my curio cabinet in the living room and guards the place for me..haha. I have searched the internet and have had no luck at all finding out who may have made him, or even one like him and I am hoping someone will be able to tell me more about him. After they stop laughing at his clothes, that is... be nice to him ok? I really would like to know who made him. Thanks to anyone that can help me.:)

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  1. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 3 years ago
    Thank you, Manikin for the "love it" you put on my Indian Chief.

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