When you think of American Indian tipis color – you think of beige and white. Not Artist, Jim Hagstrom. They were homes with color, brilliance; a place where life was surrounded by love, activity and hard work. This new mini series 8″ x 8″ oil paintings on stretched canvas are new to Spirits in the Wind Gallery. Spirits in the Wind Gallery has featured Jim’s artwork for some time now and he creates each piece with a tick pallette knife thickness so it jumps off the canvas in various mixed colors. 8″ x 8″ $495.00 each. Makes a great wall collage. View web site.
A tipi (also tepee and teepee) is a conical tent, traditionally made of animal skins, and wooden poles. The tipi was used by the nomadic tribes/band governments of the Great Plains and Canadian Prairies in North America. Tipis are stereotypically associated with Native Americans in the United States/Canadian Aboriginal people in general, however, Native Americans and First Nations from places other than the Great Plains or Canadian Prairies mostly used different types of dwellings.[note 1] The tipi is durable, provides warmth and comfort in winter, is cool in the heat of summer,[note 2] and is dry during heavy rains. Tipis could be disassembled and packed away quickly when a tribe decided to move and could be reconstructed quickly upon settling in a new area.[note 3] This portability was important to Plains Indians with their nomadic lifestyle.
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