Carved Cottonwood Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
Cottonwood Carving čháŋ kaskú by Leonard Yellow Horse.
Thirteen tiny Uncis representing all the indigenous tribes of the world.
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.
Each unci is signed and some are dated 2018 and several also bear the artist's signature eagle logo. Hand carved with details added using dremel and torch tools.
Range from 1.25-2" tall.
Signed, original, unique Oglala Lakota Sioux Native American cottonwood carving.