Kevin Pourier, award-winning Lakota artist, has created a stunning masterwork in this full inlaid horn. The floral designs add a breathtaking dimension to the natural material. The sage package is reminiscent of herbal bundles wrapped in trade cloth.
Inlay includes lapis lazuli, mother of pearl (gold and white), and malachite.
Susie Silook doll: an exquisite figure carved from a walrus tusk by one of Alaska's top artists. This design is inspired by ancient Bering Strait dolls. Constrained by the shape and size of walrus tusks, many of these dolls were made without arms.
Rather than incising or inscribing surface designs, as was done on the ancient dolls, Silook has carved some of them in relief. The exquisite face is marked by ancient curvilinear designs. The body has a star design and subtle parka details. Note the curvilinear cutout in the whalebone base, which works effectively with the straightness of the tuisk and the geometric patterns on the body.Ivory is 14" x 1 3/4" x 1" Including base, sculpture is 20 1/4" high
Earl Plummer Turquoise Wave Ring
Earl Plummer, winner of the Best of Jewelry award at the 2013 Santa Fe Indian Market, is showing his talent in design as well as workmanship. This ring is inlaid with turquoise from the Blue Diamond mine. It is stunning!
Blue Diamond turquoise has not been mined since the 1970's, so it is a precious commodity.Size 11; 1" at widest, tapering to 5/16".