Antler Belt Buckle depicting Eagle by Patty Fawn, Cherokee
Belt Buckle depicting Eagle by Patty Fawn, Cherokee antler, abalone inlay 2.5" high x 3" wide
Patty Fawn is the sister of the late reknowned carver and story-teller Don Lelooska and the third child and only daughter of Shona-Hah.
A gifted and versatile artist, Patty specializes in Northwest Coast designed jewelry and small sculpture. She works with both traditional and contemporary designs, drawing upon the mythology of the Northwest Coast Peoples for inspiration. Her materials include fossilized ivory, silver, gold, bone, shell, antler, and occasionally wood. Of particular interest to collectors are Patty's special pieces and limited edition works cast in silver and gold from ivory originals.
Like all members of the Lelooska family, Patty has devoted considerable amounts of time to the educational programs held at their traditional cedar lodge in Ariel, Washington, which is opened to the public for nights of traditional storytelling and dancing. She is a talented dancer and adept at demonstrating Native American arts and crafts.