Horses were an integral part of the culture of many western and Plains tribes such as the Nez Perce, Blackfeet, Kiowa, Crow, Comanche, Cheyenne, and Sioux. The honor and value the Plainspeople gave to their horses was evident in the way they adorned them with masks, feathers, and beautifully beaded and quilled gear both ornamental and utilitarian. Some tribes even made masks for their horses as a way to five them a look of intimidating power and fierceness.
We are producing these handmade one-of-a-kind horse mask creations as floor lamps. table lamps, chandeliers and wall sconces.
An arborglyph is a carving in aspen tree bark done with a knifepoint. As the tree repairs these cuts a black scar tissue heals around the incision and produces a black on white motif that grows with the trees and remains for the life of the tree. Historically, most arborglyphs were carved by sheepherders and their messages art, erotica, signatures and dates were only intended for other sheepmen on the same range sometime later.
We can create custom images to celebrate your special remembarnces.
About Our Products
Jeff Sailors, a master horsehair hitcher and Patricia Carroll, an award winning fine artist, are creating Horse Mask lighting mimicking the masks used by Indian tribes. These one-of-a-kind lights will be the focal point of any interior.
They also create Arborglyh lighting, mimicking the aspen tree carvings of the Basque sheepherders or they will create lights special ordered by you to honor a special occasion.
Contact us for more information on ordering your custom light fixture, decorative art piece or check us out on Esty to order one of our in-stock items, just search using: enchantedmesagallery.