Zuni Travertine Walrus

By Gayla Eriacho

Animal: Walrus, Material: Zuni Travertine
This offering is sold.
After a hiatus from carving for a couple years, Gayla Eriacho brought this gregarious walrus into the shop. Carved from travertine found only in Zuni with big strong tusks of mother of pearl shell, inlaid turquoise eyes, and incised whisker details this handsome figure is about 1 7/8" long and 1 1/4" wide. Walruses are considered kind and calm. They are a major resource animal for indigenous people of the Arctic and, therefore, symbolize abundance and plenty.