Cottonwood Carving čháŋ kaskú by Leonard Yellow Horse
Lakota Winyaŋ - Lakota Woman
The largest carving we've ever had from Leonard Yellow Horse! A fantastic piece!
Features a figure-length braid, painted medicine wheel in hair with feather and detailed buffalo robe. Gorgeously finished.
The way Leonard uses the contours and grain of the wood is truly amazing and artful. 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. The bottom is signed and dated with the artist's distinctive signature. Hand carved with details added using a torch tool.
Approximately 17.5" tall x 5" diameter
Signed, original, unique Oglala Lakota Sioux Native American cottonwood carving.