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Monday, June 15, 2015

Trail of Painted Ponies

 
War Paint Artists: Karlynn Keyes and Valor Lee Powerful (4046345)
Magic was passed on to a warrior during the application of war paint to a horse in preparation for a forthcoming battle, and the handprint symbol was believed to channel strength and energy to the wearer, as well as to intimidate enemies. Also, a woman who saw hand symbols on the horse of her warrior would be filled with pride because it meant that he had shown courage and dominance in battle, and feel safe knowing that she would be able to look to such a man for protection. “War Paint” was inspired by an archival photograph of a decorated war pony.