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  • Message of Love - Lakota

Message of Love - Lakota

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    Fine art LIMITED EDITION signed giclee - prices start at $135

    Each numbered print comes with a certificate of authenticity in your choice of high-quality watercolor paper or canvas. Paper prints are shipped rolled. Canvas prints have two finishing options: 1) Shipped rolled in a tube or 2) stretched and ready-to-hang with a gallery wrap finish. Your print will be shipped within 10 business days of purchase. Embellished giclees are only available as canvas, stretched, and ready-to-hang and take 8 to 10 weeks to complete. Read more about embellished giclees here.

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    Message of Love depicts a Lakota warrior as he plays a traditional wooden flute. I intended to contrast the image of a powerful warrior with this gentle musical instrument.

    Attractive to women

    In my research, I have read that men who played the flute were considered by the Plains peoples to have “elk medicine,” as the elk make similar, high-pitched whistling sounds in their mating call.

    Native American flute from my research collection
    Native American flute from my research collection

    Someone adept at playing the flute was able to tap into that “medicine.” Thus, the player of the flute was considered attractive to the opposite sex since the sound of the flute had powers to lure women. This warrior takes full advantage of his status by wearing colors and adornment. In the vernacular of today, he was on top of his game: he looked attractive to women while also playing a hypnotic, alluring song which had power to draw the females closer.

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    Please contact me at James Ayers studios with any questions you might have.

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