David Lemon, Sculptor - Master of Bronze


Sunshine

     
Sunshine
A young Arapaho girl holding an eagle feather fan is dressed in a very expensive Elk Tooth Dress. A hand full of ivory, or Elk teeth could buy a horse and this dress has several hundred teeth attached to it. Elk teeth represented Long life because they were ivory, they outlasted the bones of the elk. Elk only had two Ivory. If you open up the mouth and look at the top towards the rear of the mouth you will see 2 teeth. One on each side. Sometimes they are brown sometimes white and sometimes they are really small if it's a young calf. Brown ivories are usually considered to be prettier than white.



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