Stomp dancing is an important aspect of Chickasaw culture. Historically, stomp dancing is a celebration of harvest, redemption and forgiveness.
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. The use of turtle shells shows respect and gratitude to the animal world for providing good things for the people.
Similarly, the Loksi pieces I’ve created (pendant, earrings, cufflinks, wrap bracelets) are symbols of respect and gratitude shown by those who wear them. Each piece includes an element symbolizing Loksi central to the design.
Wear these pieces as a reminder of the good things in your life.