The Medicine Shield - Wolf Portrait is 6” round and hangs 24” from top to bottom of feathers. The image is a close-up of the haunting face of a lone wolf.
Medicine Shields (also known as Spirit Shields) were sacred objects decorated with symbolic designs that reflected the personal vision and “medicine” or spirit-guided power of Native American warriors. Medicine shields were not the kinds that were used in battles - but every warrior had a medicine shield. He would not use this shield for protection during battle; however, he might still carry his medicine shield with him attaching it to his horse in order to gain spiritual protection. The medicine shields had specific spiritual meaning to each warrior.
Medicine shields were typically made out of animal skin that was stretched over a wooden hoop. Pictures, emblems and symbols would then be painted on the Medicine shields. Feathers were added later as symbols of the Warrior’s prowess. [Warpaths2PeacePipes].
Today Medicine Shields are hung wherever they are needed as symbols of protection or spiritual meaning.
This product is Not Indian Produced or an Indian Product as defined by 26USA – 605 et Seq.
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