This buffalo rawhide (parfleche) box was made with traditional colors, red, yellow, blue and green. It features an "X" pattern and has a buckskin strap and fringe with copper cone beads. It measures 6" long, 4" wide and 2" deep. The strap is 2.5".
Juan Espinosa's art work is a family tradition that is a dying art culture. He learned his techniques from his father who married his mother, a member of the Oglala Sioux. Juan's mother taught his father the Oglala Sioux art and culture ways of life. This is still their way of living today and is what provides food for their family. Juan teaches his children this way of life as well.