Backwoodsjoe Gourd for arrows

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RickD

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I`m offering for trade one of Steve moons "backwoodsjoe" carved gourds called Native Dreams for 3 dozen finished arrows..I`d like 2 dozen spined 45/50 crowned dipped and creasted and 28 1/2" from inside of nock to BOP..I`d also want a dozen spined 55/60 also crowned dipped and creasted and 28 1/2" from inside of nock to back of point..I`d like 125 grain field points on all the arrows.Heres what Steve says about the gourd

I call it "Native Dreams" !I'm posting several photos as the gourd is carved 360 degrees so it take them to show all the features on the gourd. First it has a carved lid that can be removed. There are two canoes. One has torches and the other represents a bunch burial container. The canoe with torches is leading the other across the river to the burial mound at night. Notice the fish with antlers under the canoes. There are several four directional crosses with the sun symbol. On the back is a figure in full hunting regalia that is shooting a bow and represents the spirit of the deceased in the after life. It is a very large gourd.. The designs used are from large engraved shell bowls that were excavated at the Craig Mound at Spiro Oklahoma.




















 
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