Monroe - Lakota
Paula says - "This deerskin bag is a nice size for carrying around your neck, over or under your shirt. The brass closure bead on the drawstring slides easily yet holds firmly. The Four Color beads represent the four races of man and hold other significance related to the Medicine Wheel.
"If you would like a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist, let us know in the note section of the order form."
Alan Monroe - Oglala Lakota
Alan Monroe creates his Northern Plains artwork from hides, stone, leather, and wood. He learned the basics of quill working, weaponry, sculpting and pipe making from traditional and contemporary artisans in his family circle. He is a fifth generation pipe maker and considered by many to be a master pipe maker. In his sculptures, Monroe works with a variety of materials such as pipestone, bone, wood and alabaster. He creates small objects like fetishes to large pieces than can weigh hundreds of pounds. Al Monroe's work can be seen in many galleries and museums across the country and he has won many awards. Al Monroe was born in Hot Springs , South Dakota and is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. He graduated from Hot Springs High School and studied business and art in Nebraska, Tennessee, and South Dakota.
ABOUT THE MEDICINE WHEEL
The Medicine Wheel is an integral part of American Indian Spirituality. It is based on the four cardinal directions and the four sacred colors. The circle represents life and the four colors, like the seasons, are the changes we make on our journey. At the center of the circle is the eternal fire from which everything originates and everything returns. Read more about Four Colors Medicine Wheel.
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