Bushytails communicate via a wide range of vocalizations including the use of body language. Burt Awelagte's bushytail (Fox, Wolf, or Coyote) has something to say, as its mouth is open with expressive eyes of inlaid turquoise. This Kona dolomite specimen is out of this world, as is this canine's fluffy tail and cute incised notrils. A carved gold lip shell point with turquoise and melon shell beads is attached in thanks for this animal's medicine of discernment and resilience, among other wonderful attributes. About 3" long, 1/2" wide and 1 5/8" tall.
Burt is from the Othole extended family of Zuni artists. His cousin Joey Quam (d) helped him get started in carving.