Matrix-Rich Feline With Jet Offering

By Herbert Halate

Animal: Mountain Lion, Material: Turquoise
This offering is sold.

Herbert Halate's father was noted Zuni fetish carver Leonard Halate (d). Herbert's work is sleeker than his father's whimsical fetishes. That fluidity and sleekness is evident in this fabulous Mountain-lion carved of a matrix-rich piece of green turquoise. This cat has incised whiskers and jet inlaid eyes, plus a streamlined jet offering bundle, secured to the side. About 2 1/2" long, 5/8" wide and 1" tall.