Carved Cottonwood Chief
Cottonwood Carving (Chan Kasku) by Leonard Yellow Horse
One of the first of 2020 by Leonard Yellow Horse! With a buffalo robe, breastplate and feather, it's how the headdress is worked into the wood that is really the highlight. Yellow Horse uses the contours and grain of the wood in a truly amazing and artful way.
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 was sourced from dry riverbeds near Tulsa, Oklahoma. The bottom is signed and dated 2020. The front also bears Yellow Horses' signature symbol at the base.
Hand carved with details added using a torch tool.
13.75" tall x 4" diameter.
Signed, original, unique Oglala Lakota Sioux Native American cottonwood carving.