Portrait painted from a photo taken near Kearns Canyon,
Navajo reservation, Arizona, 1893.
The Old warrior poses with a lance and a painted shield. The
Navajo (people) or Dineh, live on reservations in northeastern
Arizona and contiguous parts of New Mexico and Utah. They are
closely related to the Apache and originally emigrated from areas
to the north. It is thought that they settled in the southwest
during the 16th century. By the 17th century the Navajo had become
a pastoral people, with an economy based largely on herding and
hunting.The tribe is divided into more than 50 clans, and descent
is traced through the female line. The Navajo must marry outside
their clan. An extended family unit is still the norm, with a
whole range of responsibilities among relatives. Although modern
housing is available on the reservation, many Navajo still build
and live in traditional hogans. These are conical houses of logs
covered with earth, which have a smoke hole at the top and are
entered through a short, covered passage. According to the 1990
census, 219,198 people claimed Navajo ancestry, making the tribe
the second largest in the U.S. Their reservation lands total
more then 15 million acres, the largest in the U.S. The Navajo
also have the greatest tribal income in the U.S. It is estimated
at about $50 million from oil and gas leases as well as income
from mineral and forest resources.
This is a one of a kind "original" pen and ink/watercolor
drawing by Western Artist Ken West. It has low price especially for an original work of a known artist. The picture is mounted on a double bevel, acid free Crescent mat and comes with a beautiful professional hardwood frame. Picture also comes with glassand backing ready to hang. Shipping and Insurance extra at $20.
The matted picture is an 11x14 and with frame it is 14x17, which
is a perfect size for the wall or den. This is an excellent opportunity
for collectors to get in on the very beginning of an offering
and collect a series of beautiful work and actually own an "original"
of a well known artist.