"Ha-di-ku" II = Black II
Bannerstone #13. Inspired by ancient Arkansas (Desha Co.) Bannerstone on p.23 of "Hero, Hawk & Open Hand." These were used as weight balance on the Atlatl (spear like weapon before the Bow & Arrow) with center hole completely through the stone. Due to their beautiful craftsmanship of varied colors of different stones, they became highly valued objects of ceremonial and spiritual importance.
Materials: Black Soapstone
Technique: Rough stone, hand cut, shaped and polished with hand saws, rasps, files and sandpaper.
Size: 1 3/8"H x 1 1/4"W x 9/16"D