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Justin Red Elk, Zuni-Sioux
is backordered. We will ship it separately when it becomes available.
Hummingbirds are important pollinators. Botanists and biologists have identified more than 150 native plant species that have developed special tube-shaped flowers in order to receive a hummingbird's feeding. A vital and symbiotic relationship indeed, as a hummingbird eats the nectar and spreads a plant's pollen in the process.
We love Justin Red Elk's hummingbirds. He is from the greater Leonard Halate (d) family of Zuni artists. His mother is carver Pansy Natachu. Justin's uncle and aunts are carvers Herbert Halate, Reva Halate and Marvelita Phillips, among many other wonderful artists from this lineage.
Carved from wood, Justin's delightful hummingbird is about 1 3/4" tall, 5/8" wide and 1 3/4" deep. It has sweet eyes of inlaid jet and a magnificent mother-of-pearl beak.
Virgil Long, Hopi-Dinè
Brandon Phillips is from the Leonard Halate (d) family of carvers. His mother is Marvelita Phillips who creates wonderful fetish pots and fetish necklaces. Brandon's uncle is carver Herbert Halate.
Brandon's turquoise-eyed horned Owl has been carved from cedar wood, lightly and naturally fragrant. Incising marks represent fur and talons. About 2" tall, 1 1/4" wide and 1" deep.
Llamas or alpacas belong to the camel family. They are fascinating and peaceful animals that have been domesticated for centuries by Native peoples of South America. In fact, the llama is the national symbol of Peru. Llamas are used as therapy animals because of their assuring presence.
Alvin Calavaza's soothing llama (or alpaca) has been carved from Zuni cedar wood and incised all over for a nice coat. Turquoise inlaid eyes give off an alert expression to this approximate 2 3/4" tall, 2" long and 3/4" wide fetish.
Beautifully carved of cottonwood, in the Hopi style, this katsina doll represents the Zuni Rain Priest 'Hututu'. A sacred katsina who is the 'Rain Priest of The South', and a deputy to the 'Longhorn' katsina during Shalako, an annual religious ceremony held annually at Zuni Pueblo. Robert used acrylic paints to accent this piece leaving large areas unpainted highlighting the beautiful grain of the cottonwood. Rising from a wooden base, 5" wide by 5 1/4"deep, this piece measures about 13 1/2" tall. Additional shipping charges may apply.