Painted rabbit hide earth pigment paints

$37.00

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2 in stock

Description

White rabbit fur hide approx 12×8 each rabbit will vary in size and colors Shape etc.

These paints are traditional ochre paints mixed with hide paste and spit and sprayed onto the hide through bones etc

About the paint:

The paint used on this piece is becoming a lost art it is extremely special. Pigment paints are made from crushed stones and plants. I have to mix each color by hand every time I paint, and I usually have to reheat my paint several times throughout the painting process. I use only hand carved painting sticks to apply my paint to the piece.

Today most artists use acrylic paint but when they do it simply doesn’t look “indian”

These are the original paints used by my ancestors. They are mixed with hide paste and or prickly pear.

I am VERY proud to offer these paints in my shop.

Inspired by the many hands painted on the Paleolithic art found in the Cueva de las Manos studying the ancestral paintings we may never know why they primarily only used their left hands …. and why so many of them… were missing fingers…..

 

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