Elder Brother Mountain Lion

By Bryson Bobelu

Animal: Mountain Lion, Material: Turquoise
This offering is sold.
Mountain-lion is considered the elder brother to all the other protective and hunting animals. It is a great leader who sets the right example. Sometimes used for protection when traveling. This turquoise feline by Bryson Bobelu has a powerful ready to pounce stance. Bryson carved it "old style" with its tail over the back and draping down the side with an offering bundle of shell beads tied at the waist. The name for mountain lion in Zuni, Hokdidasha, translates to "long tail". With inlaid eyes of jet and a mischievous incised smile this cat measures about 1 5/8" long, 7/8" at the widest point and 3/4" tall.