A beautiful, reversible, Butterfly
maiden emerges from blooming turquoise Zuni flowers with coral and turquoise centers. The butterfly maiden's etched facial features are darkened with jet paste while her body and wings are deeply etched. Crushed turquoise decorate her wings. Chad Quandelacy carved this harmonious scene from a slightly curved and luminescent black lip shell. Chad's parents are renowned Zuni carvers Stewart Quandelacy and Priscilla Lasiloo. About 4" tall, 4 3/4" wide and 1 1/2" deep.