Sterling silver with rhodochrosite, 1 1/4" x 5/8", size 7 1/2
Victor Gabriel is Washoe Indian from the Lake Tahoe and Great Basin areas of California and Nevada. Born and raised in San Francisco, he spent summers with his grandmother and uncle in the Carson City Indian Colony in Nevada. Both instilled in him the Washoe culture and religion. It was through his grandmother, who beaded bottles and wove baskets, that Victor developed an appreciation of Indian art.