Alan Monroe - Ogalala Lakota
Made from real buffalo hide!
Use a Spirit Buffalo as a personal fetish, Christmas ornament, pendant, or hang from the mirror in your vehicle. A unique gift.
Hanger is approx 4 " long.
All buffalo fetishes are stuffed with buffalo fur, hand stitched and embellished with high quality glass crow beads, brass beads and brass cones.
#SPB-73 is made from buffalo hide with the hair on.
The painted buffalo are made from soft deer leather and hand painted with acrylic paint.
BUFFALO MEDICINE: The appearance of White Buffalo is a sign that prayers are being heard, that the sacred pipe and Spirit are being honored. White Buffalo signals a time of abundance, prosperity & thankfulness. Buffalo was the major source of sustenance for Indigenous cultures of the plains, giving meat for food, hides for shelter and clothing, and Spirit Medicine. The Medicine of Buffalo is prayer, gratitude and praise for that which has been received. Buffalo Medicine is also knowing that abundance is present when all relations are honored as sacred, and when gratitude is expressed to every living part of creation, recognizing the sacredness of every walk of life.
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.