Protective Guidance

By Alvin Calavaza

Animal: Rhinoceros, Material: Sandstone
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Alvin Calavaza's sandstone rhinoceros is not the traditional carving subject but is no less special. Alvin used local sandstone from the Zuni Reservation and saw in it this beautiful creature. Rhinos are powerful and maybe a little frightful when aggressive but they are also confident, quiet and comfortable in their own company. Like the Bear, a rhino encourages you to seek contemplative solitude. In that stillness you might find your own humble confidence, an inner voice letting you know it will be ok. Minimalistic and yet detailed with inlaid eyes of sky blue turquoise and an offering bundle of red coral beads, this fetish measures about 2 3/8" long, 1" wide by 1 3/4" tall.