American Indian Jewelry
These Four Directions Loksi Earrings were made by Chickasaw metalsmith artist Kristen Dorsey. Central to Chickasaw culture, four loksi shells are arranged in the four directions. Loksi (turtle) is a central aspect of the Stomp Dance. Shells are filled with pebbles and bound together on leather. Women then wear them on their legs as they dance, creating the rhythm of the music.