Aerial Hunter

By Bryston Bowannie

Animal: Owl, Material: Shell
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Bryston Bowannie's graceful bird of prey (Owl) is carved from a cowry shell. The spiral shape of the original shell can be seen from beneath as well as in the curve of the wings. This nimble hunter is honored with a black lip shell arrow point and a turquoise stone bundle. The raptor's face is accented with inlaid turquoise eyes and beak. The body of feathers are incised into the surface of the shell and are brought to life by the mottling of the shells natural spots. the carving measures about 2 1/4" wide and 2 3/4" tall.