The three heartlines are gorgeous on this big horn sheep handmade by Kendrick Laiwakete! The Picasso marble looks like it's own art with tan, brown, black and grey lines almost creating movement in the carving. The finely carved mother-of-pearl arrowhead with turquoise and shell adds to the exquisite beauty of this fetish.
Size: 2"h x 3"w x 3/4" d
Big horn sheep are flexible and strong enough to climb up nearly vertical cliff faces. They have excellent vision, are sure and nimble while climbing, have excellent hearing, great strength, and a strong heart.
Traditionally, Zuni carvings are symbolically fed cornmeal. Each Zuni fetish comes in a box with a descriptive card and a tiny bit of corn meal to tide them over until they reach you.
This carving was part of a large collection of Zuni carvings which were purchased between 1998 and 2016.