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Ryan Awelagte

Ryan Awelagte is the oldest son of Burt Awelagte, now in his late twenties who learned to carve from his father. Ryan's style is evolving into abstract carved animals - differentiating himself from his father. He has perfected the eagle, the howling wolf & the medicine bear - often times creating a lovely offering bundle like his father; rarely using an arrowhead.  He uses yttrium fluorite, turquoise, honey calcite, jet, Egyptian, leopard & spirit stone marble. The animals are well polished but have only incised lines that create detail. We consider Ryan an abstract carver in the making who along with his younger brother Kyle Awelagte, are starting to recreate a style made famous by their maternal grandfather; Saul Yuselew.