Kolowisi Pottery Pipe

By Darla Westika

Animal: Kolowisi, Material: Clay
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Darla Westika's Kolowisi pipe is all hand-formed and hand-painted, of natural clay and paints. In addition to gorgeous pueblo-inspired designs, we see Dragonfly and tadpole friends as well. Kolowisi is the guardian of the water sources and can move around in aquifers and into Zuni River, Salt Lake, or any body of water. He is very sacred and sometimes is brought into Zuni Pueblo as a katsina. In the Tewa Pueblos he is called Avanyu and is sometimes seen on the pottery in this area. He is believed to live in the Rio Grande and the underground streams and waters sources in this area. The Cochiti People also know him and he has been sighted near the Cochiti Lake area. Signed by the artist. About 9" long, 2 1/4" wide and 3" tall. Extra shipping charges may apply.