Marble Olla Maiden

By Shannon Waatsa

Animal: Maiden, Material: Marble
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Shannon Waatsa's wonderful marble olla maiden stands at about 5" tall, 1 1/4" long and 7/8" deep. She balances a water carrying jar called an "olla" a top her head, filled with water indicated by the crushed turquoise. Her eyes and mouth are of inlaid turquoise, plus she's embellished with colorful pieces of red coral, lapis, turquoise, abalone, gold lip shell, jet and mother-of-pearl.