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Katchina Buffalo by Sammy Smith

Katchina Buffalo by Sammy Smith
Sammy Smith

This Stone carving and it's inlay is a one of a kind authentic Navajo Masterpiece made from real precious stones. Created solely by inspiration from the great animal spirits.

The Katchina Buffalo Spirit
by Navajo Artist Sammy Smith
Inlay Artist Jeremy Lucero

Buffalo made from white marble mined in Utah.
Inlayed with precious stones of turquoise, lapis, pink shell, pipestone, sterling silver and jet black.
Size of carving 41/4H by 41/4W. Weighs 1.06lbs
Made: October of 2004

The Buffalo meaning~Sacred, healing powers and Good Fortune.

Inlay meaning~
Santo Domino Corn Dancer Katchina with arrow straight up shows a person the pathway to heaven with moon & planets in the bonnet to guide the way.
Zuni Dancer with 9 points of life in 9 directions pointing to the arrow of life and helping to guide on the journey.
Arrows of life depict all of the directions that a person can go and gives blessings in the path of life.
Footprints are showing the path to healing.
The healing arrows are protection for healing.
The earrings and necklace ask that th bearer have good health and wealth in life.

About the Artist.
”I go into the mountains, desert or forest to be with the animals and the birds. I might go for hours at a time or spend several days surrounded by spirits that give me the visions for my stone carving creations.”

From his earliest years, Sammy displayed deep interest in wild animals and birds of prey. He studied, sketched, and painted nature’s creatures as he learned to work silver and stone, a practice that he continues to this day.

A Navajo Elder Master Carver, who had worked the material for years, passed all he knew of the craft to Sammy and encouraged him to shape in stone the wildlife he loved. So began the legendary carvings of North American land animals, birds of prey and sea mammals by the gifted artists of Mexican Springs.

Nature’s images have shaped the life of Sammy Smith, the gifted Navajo artisan whose sense of form and color are legendary. Collectors of Native American Stone Fetish Carving art throughout the world revere his work.

MESSAGE to Native American Fetish Carvings collectors from Sammy Smith: "I want to share my art and it’s meaning to the rest of the world. May the spirits bless the holder of the animal carving."
If you would like to receive a bio/picture or have questions about Sammy Smith or any other carvings please e-mail us or call us toll free 1-877-862-1480. M & M Trading has been in business since 1970. A great dealer of Native American unique art.

Item Price 
Katchina White Buffalo Carving $850.00  Add to CartMake Offer

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