Conn Gibney's interesting design for the crewel embroidery enthusiast beautifully captures two iconic descriptive advertising emblems for the tobacco trade. Two wooden cigar store Indian sculptures stand outside a local antique store. Native Americans originally introduced tobacco to Europeans, and the nearly inevitable depiction of their figures and faces and dress were considered an early homage to them and this treasure they'd shown Europeans. Their face and dresses often appear exotic because early 16th and 17th European carvers had never seen a Native American face to face. Still in use today as collector's items, cigar shop ads, (similar to barber poles, pawn shop balls, dimensional teeth for dentists, etc.) the appearance of today's Native American advertising sculpture is closer in face and garb to some of the 19th century Native American Peoples in ceremonial garb. If you collect vintage advertising memorabilia, this beauty is sure to please.
Size: 14" x 18"
Kit contains: Design printed on 100% cotton fabric, Persianna 100% wool crewel yarn, cotton embroidery floss, 87% polyester/13% nylon metallic yarn, and needle to complete design as show. Proudly made in the USA
Artist: Conn B Gibney
Condition: Vintage New