Michael Little Elk tufa cast Lakota woman pendant

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One of a kind Lakota woman figure made by Michael Little Elk.  The technique is tufa cast, which is a cast method using volcanic materials.  The design is carved into the tufa and then silver is melted and poured into the void area creating a one of a kind design.

Size: 2 7/8" long x 1 1/4" wide Handmade chain: 18"

Weight: 70 grams  2 1/2 oz

ARTIST: Raised on the reservation by his Lakota grandmother, this creative jeweler lived in the southwest, with his Navajo wife. However, his beautifully detailed, hand-wrought pieces reflect his Plains heritage in subject matter.

He liked to accent his silver work with gold details, and create variety with polish, texture, darkened silver, etc. Horses and horsemen were favorite subjects, as were elk warriors, and narrative pieces depicting Lakota lore.