Sky Teepee handpainted on yellow vase Lakota/Native American Sioux
This yellow vase is called Sky Tepee. It is hand painted by artist Richard Underbaggage. This vase measures 15 1/2 " tall x 8" wide. Each vase is original work of art. Each piece is handpainted and picture can vary slightly.
Each piece of handmade pottery is crafted by our Sioux Indian artists and decorated with designs and symbols important to their Lakota culture. The Paha Sapa (Black Hills) provided shelter, food, and sustenance for the Indian Tribes of the Great Sioux Nation and continues to yield the red clay used in making Sioux Pottery. Sioux Pottery is designed and handcrafted by Sioux Indian artists at our establishment.
The triangular symbols were used by the Seven Indian Tribes of the Lakota to depict the nature surrounding them, their dealings and important events. These symbols dominated the intricate designs of their bead work, and decorated their skin garments, weapons, utensils, and pottery. Sioux symbols alone, or in combination, express the spirit and culture of the Lakota American people. Sioux artists have skillfully adapted these symbols into the unique decorative designs of Sioux Pottery. The importance of the buffalo (Tatonka) to the Sioux Indians cannot be overstated. From spoons to tipis, the buffalo provided virtually everything needed for their existence. Every part of the buffalo no used for food was put to good use (including the bones, hoofs, horns, hides, and innards.) Even the dung was saved and used as fuel. standing six feet tall and weighing up to 2,000 lbs, the buffalo was worshiped as a sacred animal ~ its spirit praised before every hunt.