Friday, October 29, 2021

Winnetou Illustration

Karl May did a whole series of Native American themed German language novels called Winnetou.
Sascha Schneider illustrated them, and this is a mystically themed example.  Note the feather.



  1. Many Europeans are fascinated by our First Nations. Mr May exhibited his interest in a mystical and unique way.

    1. It does feel a bit weird. Like here we have an Apache character in a suspended pose, but that's more of a Plains thing. But then you have individual tribes preferring to do that on a loincloth, in a skirt, or nude, (All made possible because this is either the Summer Solstice or cross-quarter between the Summer Solstice and the Autumnal Equinox, depending on tribe.)