Known to Native Americans as wapiti or coloured deer, elk are among the largest members of the deer family. An elks stomach has four chambers. The first chamber stores the swallowed food and the other three digest it. Scientists believe elks top two canines (ivories) are remnants of the saber tooth-like tusks of ancestral species. Male elk (bulls) wallow in mud to coat themselves with perfume in order to attract females (cows) to their harem.
The unique making process of these porcelain pendants allows for more detail in designs than other mediums. These designs are fired into the clay at 2200 degrees, so they will not peel or wear off. Each piece is surprisingly lightweight.