I named this piece 'Sanuye' which means: " red cloud at sundown" in the Miwok language. The elephant is carved bone resting beneath a green and dark brown stone cabochon. The red cabochon on top is a piece of Vintage glass and bronzite cabs grace the top corners. Porcupine quills are placed on either side of the red cab and then topped with bugle beads over the cab.
The rope is an odd count peyote rope woven with Antique Venetian Transparent sepia seed beads, which are also used in the twisted fringe. The top of the rope is finished off with a fire polish crystal and stone bead. The S-Hook catches either loop and is Sterling Silver.
The twisted fringe on the bottom is topped with a pewter bead (nickel free) and 8/0 seed beads with dentalium shells, also known as 'tusk shells'.
The piece measures 9" on the center piece. The rope and circumference around the neck is approx 21".
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