This piece by Martin Grelle is titled: Parasols and Black Powder. During the the fur trade, various Indian tribes, trappers for the fur trade companies and free fur tappers gathered annually to exchange their bounty of furs for necessary and much needed goods such as: beaver pelts and other furs, blankets, many typed of cloths, cotton shirts, kettles, dry goods and various iron objects. Standard items such as lead, whiskey and black powder were among the goods exchanged. Also among these goods were parasols, which were greatly desired by the Native Americans as Grelle discovered during his research.
Grelle states that "For me, it is a blending of extremes - the fanciful parasols in the midst of this rowdy, annual event of the Rocky Mountain West."
- Giclee on Canvas
- Date: 1/2010
- Grande Edition: (Edition Size: 35, Measures: 40 x 54)
- Signed and Numbered: (Edition Size: 150, Measures: 32 x 45)
- Ships rolled in a tube
- Comes with Certificate of Authenticity from the publisher