Exotic Feathered Friend

By Gilbert Bowannie

Animal: Parrot, Material: Sodalite
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Exotic parrots have been part of North American Native cultures for millennia due to the advanced and extensive trade system that existed long before Europeans arrived on the continent. The brightly colored feathers are used in regalia and healing rites. This carving by Gilbert Bowannie definitely has an exotic feel. Carved from sodalite with a large powerful beak of jet and fine incised feather detail. This wise bird has eyes of jet inlaid in bright turquoise. About 2 1/4" tall, 1 3/8" wide, and 1 1/2" deep.