White Buffalo Calf Woman is a sacred woman of supernatural origin, central to the Lakota religion as the primary cultural prophet. Oral traditions relate that she brought the "Seven Sacred Rites" and the Sacred Chanupa (pipe) to the Lakota People. I have depicted her here as a beautiful spirit wearing a buffalo robe. Behind her head is the Medicine Wheel which represents all four colors of man and the four directions. I made it in gold leaf to emulate the cross as often seen in Christian artwork when depicting the Madonna or saints.
Image Size » H: 48" • W: 24"
Framed Size » H: 54" • W: 30"