Carved Cottonwood Buffalo Holy Family
Cottonwood Carving (Chan Kasku) by Leonard Yellow Horse
Buffalo Holy Family
Three-piece set: Male and female bison with calf represent the Nativity.
Each piece features a carved feather. The contour and unique characteristics of each piece of wood dictate the form. Mr Yellow Horse tells us these figures 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. The bottom is signed and dated with the artist's distinctive signature. Hand carved with details added using a torch tool. Male buffalo is 6 inches in length.
Signed, original, unique Oglala Lakota Sioux Native American cottonwood carving.
Leonard's work was featured in Indian Country Media Network.