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White Buffalo Woman
$595 - sold
 

Height - 20", Width - 9", Depth - 9".  One-of-a-kind figure whose head and arms are sculpted from polymer clay, with a  cloth body over a wire armature, and glass eyes.  She wears white suede draped over a skirted body.  Her jewelry is coral.  The peace pipe she holds is sculpted with a buffalo fetish facing the pipe bowl.

Ptesan-Wi, White Buffalo Woman, came to the people in an ancient time of famine. She brought the people a medicine bundle which held the Chanunpa, or sacred pipe. She lit the pipe with a flame to be passed to all future generations.

White Buffalo Woman taught the people prayers to thank the Great Grandfather Mystery for the earth’s gifts. As she walked away, the people saw her become a sacred white buffalo.

        -- Lakota Sioux Mythology

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