Artist: Mitchell Zephier, Sicangu Oyate Lakota
The elk, hehaka, is the emblem of all beauty, gallantry and protection. The Lakota have a special appreciation of the physical attributes and general qualities of the bull elk. Among them is the mysterious quality for his ability to bugle or whistle in such a manner that the elk cows are irresistibly drawn to him.
Zephier captures the beauty of the bugling elk in this exquisite sterling silver pendant. The heart of the elk is inlaid with pipestone. Pendant measures, 2 1/4" wide and hangs beautifully on a 23" long sterling snake chain with lobster claw clasp.