Trail of Painted Ponies "Cheyenne Painted Rawhide" 1E/5,447
Pony Story: An appreciation of all earthly and spiritual gifts in the Native American culture and traditions led this gifted Montana artist to create a Painted Pony that honored an authentic Native art form not widely known. After thoroughly researching the Cheyenne woman's tradition of painting abstract designs of spiritual significance on dressed, buffalo hides, Liz conceived of a Painted Pony design that, in the words of a tribal elder, "is a beauty and has won my heart." The original Cheyenne Rawhide Pony was selected as Best of Show by Southwest Art magazine in the Native Art of Horse Painting competition.
Item #: 12242
Release Date: Winter 2007
Artist: Liz Chappie-Zoller
Size: 7" Tall
Retired: January 2010
Last Number at Retirement: 3E/0522