"Buffalo Skull" / "Southwestern Skull - Tatanka" - TOTE BAG
Take the energy, or Native American "medicine" of the Buffalo Animal Spirit with you wherever you go with the image and message of Buffalo, or "Tatanka" printed on this stylish Lakota inspired tote bag featuring the images of two of my Sand Sculptures: "Buffalo Skull" on the front, and "Southwestern Skull - Tatanka" on the back!
In Native American tradition, all of nature can teach us something, or provide us with something we need, mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
**See below for further details about the individual artwork**
Tote Bag Details
- Dimensions: 18"l x 18"w; Strap: 28"l
- Exterior: 100% sturdy brushed polyester
- Interior: 100% polyester black non-woven laminate
- 100% cotton web handles
- Spot or dry clean only
Front: Showcases a large image of my Sand Sculpture titled "Buffalo Skull" against a beige background.
Back: Features a small image of my Sand Sculpture, "Southwestern Skull - Tatanka," with the words "Tatanka - Buffalo Skull" in large print, and a description of the "medicine" that "Buffalo" provides, and other details about the symbolism behind the original sculpture against a beige background.
* Watermarks are used for copyright purposes and are not on the actual product.
** This product is made-to-order, and will take a approximately 10-days to be ready to ship. Please convo me in advance if this is a rush order, and I will see what I can do to speed up the process.
"TATANKA ~ BUFFALO SKULL"
"Tatanka" is the Native American Lakota word for "Buffalo."
Buffalo were held in high regarded by the people as a special gift from the Creator, for not only did Buffalo provide food, but also the hide for clothing and shelter, and tools for everyday life. Because Buffalo helped to make life possible, it's Skull became a great symbol in Lakota ritual and ceremony. The Buffalo serves as a reminder of the animal who gives completely of itself for others, and teaches us to be generous and to give to those in need.
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Videos detailing the multi-dimensional attributes of "Southwestern Skull - Tatanka" and more of my sand sculptures can be viewed here!
As a Fine Art and Consignment artist for over 30 years, I work in a variety of mediums, but primarily work in Oils and Semi-Relief Sand Sculpture. I paint a wide range of subjects, but specialize in landscapes, oftentimes presenting my love of the mountains and the West through my scenes. Beyond the traditional landscape, many of my paintings tie history or symbolism together to create a story or emotional connection with the viewer.
I learned about the traditional Navajo sand art, commonly known as Sand Painting, from a Native co-worker when I was stationed in New Mexico in the 1990's. From there, I have developed my own signature sand sculpture style, which literally builds up upon the traditional technique. In respect for the origins of this art form, I have embarked upon my Native American Medicine Wheel series. In each sculpture I take an animal and attempt to help the viewer understand various Native American "medicines" through symbolism.
In accordance with the "Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990" - This artwork is NOT Native American (Indian) produced. All references to Indigenous Peoples' are utilized in conjunction with the theme of the artwork, and is not to identify the particular artwork as being Indian-Produced.