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Offline swamp monkey

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Spiro welk shell art
« on: February 26, 2011, 01:58:39 pm »
The mound building culture at Spiro Oklahoma left behind some wonderful art.  One of those works of art was a buffalo fish riddled with arrows.  I am using this drawing as inspiration for crafting some mound building arrows.  In the mean time I made this whelk shell art replica. 

Charcoal followed by ink.  The Spiro may have grooved their design first then inked it.  I cannot say, I have not seen a museum specimen of this type of work up close. 

Offline Lemos

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Re: Spiro welk shell art
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 05:35:14 pm »
Thats cool . I love seeing primitive art

Offline wildman

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Re: Spiro welk shell art
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 03:35:51 pm »
gives me the tatoo itch just had a caborn-welborn braclett done love the native art work
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Re: Spiro welk shell art
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011, 11:57:13 pm »
Well done
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Re: Spiro welk shell art
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2011, 07:24:45 am »
Very nice work.I like that a lot. :)
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Offline SA

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Re: Spiro welk shell art
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2011, 10:59:40 pm »
very cool, the sam noble museum here in norman has quite abit of spiro mound artifacts.
Shawn Acker