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These eleven white marble buffalo by Todd Etsate are accompanied by two smaller white buffalo earrings. Each one is inlaid with turquoise eyes and horns. The buffalo in the center is a bit larger than the others. They are strung with turquoise heishi and end in sterling silver cones with a hook and eye clasp. The earrings dangle from sterling silver wires. Beautiful! More about buffalo below.
27.5" Long - Center buffalo 1" H x 1.125" L x .25" W - Buffalos on each side .875" H x 1.125" L x .25" W - Earrings 1.675" H (does not include ear wire) x 1.125" L x .25" W
Buffalo, or American bison, roamed the plains in the millions from Northern Mexico into Canada before colonization. Buffalo are sacred to many Native American people. They provided so much the people needed: food, clothing, leather to line tipis and make parfleches which are beautifully painted rawhide containers, tools, and so much more. There has been success in recent years to bring the buffalo back to the plains, especially to Native American tribes on the plains.