Pacific Green Snail Shell Cottontail

By Brian Yunie

Animal: Rabbit, Material: Pacific Green Snail Shell
This offering is sold.
Brian Yunie is from the greater Quandelacy family of important Zuni artists. His brother is carver Jeffrey Yunie. Their mother was noted artist Albenita Yunie (d), and their grandmother was Ellen Quandelacy (d). Ellen learned the art of fetish carving from her father Johnny Quam (d), passing down all her traditional carving knowledge to her children. Charmingly made from watery Pacific green snail shell, Brian's turquoise-eyed Rabbit is presented on a base of jet and crushed turquoise. Together, they measure about 1 1/4" tall, 1 1/2" wide and 1" deep.