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  • The weathered bull skull

    is an iconic symbol of the American southwest.

    Spaniards brought cattle to the Sonoran Desert over 300 years ago,

     transforming the texture of this arid landscape.

    Southwestern Scrimshaw

    Our carvings are inspired by the bow drilling of Inuit bone carvers and the floral patterns found on saddle work of the Spanish Colonial period. The bold stripes on the horns are influenced by Navajo chiefs blankets and ceremonial Hopi Katsina dolls.

    I was raised on a farm in southern Utah,

    where the Colorado Plateau erodes into the southwestern desert. We nursed & slaughtered our own livestock. The bull skulls we use come from family ranches that do the same.