Confident Zuni Maiden

By Brandon Phillips

Animal: Maiden, Material: Antler
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Brandon Phillips' mother is Zuni Pueblo artist Marvelita Phillips who's well-known for her lovely fetish necklaces. Brandon's grandfather was noted carver and jeweler Leonard Halate (d) who started carving in the 1940's. Brandon's uncle is carving great Herbert Halate. Hewn from antler, Brandon's Zuni maiden is endearing and standing strong at about 1 3/4" tall, 3/4" wide and 1" deep. Inlaid turquoise eyes and necklace accents, plus incised designs decorate her.