Bufala (Buffalo)

  • Bufala (Buffalo)
  • Series: Guardian Spirit
  • Artform: flat
  • Method: beadwork, dyeing, embroidery, sewing
  • Medium: beads, canvas, fabric, feathers, found-objects, salvaged, upholstery, woven
  • Year: 2021
  • Dimensions: 7 × 10 inches
  • Statement: Some Pacific Northwest Native American women identify three primary stages in life: birth, finding a guardian spirit, and death. The tradition of finding one’s spirit is a rite that forms a common bond within the community, while simultaneously defining an individual’s personal identity. This woman with a buffalo or American bison guardian spirit gave a woman she can cross different areas and functions.
  • Availability: sold
  • Artist: Orquidia Violeta