This beautiful beaded ornament is hand made with glass seed
beads. The ornament features tipis and crosses on both sides. The bottom of the
ornament features a buffalo head nickel while the top features a recycled coat
button. The strap is made from soft leather.
Faith Whitedress was born and raised on the Pine Ridge
Reservation and she is a fluent speaker of the Lakota language. Faith first
began her work as an artist when her high school math teacher helped her and
her classmates learn business skills by creating and selling art. After that
class, she was hooked. Art became a passion to her and a way of providing for
herself and her family. Now, as a mother, she is passing knowledge and love of
Lakota art to her children.