This is a pencil of "Freckled Face," an Arapaho Indian. The date of the photograph used for reference was taken in the year 1898, a beautiful woman in her own right. Her ceremonial cape is very unique in the fact that is covered with elk teeth. The eyeteeth from an elk are one of the few sources of ivory in the world. There are over 225 teeth that are visible in this pencil, meaning that there are probably well over 500 teeth sewed to her cape. The ivories from an elk are still highly desirable and collectable for ornate jewelry and other uses.
The overall size of the original is 8"x10 1/2". Total time to complete is approximately 20 hours.
Original available $1100
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