Sunday, February 24, 2013

"Arrows & Quiver"

Prominently displayed at Tulsa's Philbrook Museum in the Native American section is an integral part of Indian heritage:  hand-crafted arrows in a leather quiver.  The surprising thing for me was the workmanship that had gone into the carrier, as well as the equally intricate arrows.  Layered in varying colors and wrapped with decorative leather strips, it would appear this hunting paraphernalia was not only functional, but a frontier fashion statement of sorts.  If one is afforded the opportunity to visit the thriving town of Tulsa OK, The Philbrook Museum affords a fascinating tour of artwork and artifacts, as well as a step back in history as you tour the fabulous Philips Estate where this priceless collection is on display.


  1. This is a beauty, Jim. It's wonderfully composed with subdued colors and very effective use of shallow depth of field. One of your best in my humble opinion.

    1. Thanks, Steve for your encouragement. This was one of a number of shots taken during a tour of the facility, and I didn't really appreciate the impact of the shot until I got home and started downloading. It's one of Ann's favorites, too. In fact, she's talking about upsizing, framing and hanging it in a home that's normally dominated by oil paintings.

  2. I heartily agree with Mr. Immel--and with your own assessment of the beauty of the arrows' and quiver's handwork. More than one outstanding craftsperson at work here!