Carved Cottonwood Unci with Water Bag
Cottonwood Carving (Chan Kasku) by Leonard Yellow Horse.
A unique piece by Leonard Yellow Horse. Woman stands with a water bag at her feet. Details include buffalo robe, breast plate, long braid, three-dimensional water bag and feather, earrings, and the artist's signature eagle.
The contour and unique characteristics of each piece of wood dictate the form. Mr Yellow Horse tells us these people already reside in the wood and he simply finds them and brings them out. The cottonwood is sourced from dry riverbeds on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Hand carved with details added using dremel and torch tools.
10" tall, 3.5" diameter.
Signed Yellow Horse Lakota 2018. Original, unique Oglala Lakota Sioux Native American cottonwood carving.