Native brain tanned buffalo bull hide. Full hide with tail and neck. Just about 8' x 8' plus tail. Story goes with.
At the bottom, we see the robe’s owner displaying his six different military society memberships during mounted parade. War bonnets, lances, and horse war paint depict different battle coups.
Above the parade, we see our robe owner as the accomplished buffalo hunter. The dragonfly is the Lakota pictograph for “Pure Spirit, Healing, and Illusion.” Combined on the path of “tracking” the “Tatonka” our warrior/owner uses his dragonfly or ‘Whirlwind’ power to capture the buffalo.
To the left of the buffalo our warrior is seen riding a blue roan war horse with lightening on his chest. Holding the sacred “crooked” lance wrapped in otter hide strips with coup feathers attached, our warrior displays his senior accomplishments of a life combining spiritual development and warrior recognition.
At the far right center near the tail is the rising sun depicting the early growth of our robe owner’s spiritual development. The “Dream Shield” with the four directional firefly pictographs represent the fourfold truths of the ancient ones. The Horse Headed lodge pipe below the Dream Shield indicates that the owner can control “Horse Medicine” with his prayers.
The Sun Circle in the center of the robe indicates that the owner is a realized warrior of steadfast skills and spiritual attainment combined. The full daylight of his awareness and the evening “Moon” seen together indicated our warrior is adept in the “Dream World.”
The two open thunder pipes are an indication of great prosperity outwardly and great healing and spiritual development inwardly. This same pictograph of two open thunder pipes is on an ancient lodge robe in a very prominent collection of very old buffalo robes.
The pictographic warriors are typical Lakota warriors chasing a group of Crow warriors in battle pursuit. Each group of warriors are accomplished, as seen by the war bonnets and lances that they carry.
In the corners of the robe are starlight depictions with rising sun and mountain borders along the outside edges of the robe in traditional Lakota style.
SIZE: 8' x 8' plus tail