A turquoise-eyed Mountain-lion
(puma, panther or cougar) waits, quietly stealthy and supreme in its hunting activity. Mike Mahooty's sitting feline has been carved from a gorgeous septarian nodule specimen. The natural tawny colors represent this great cat well. Mike comes from the extended Mahooty, Lasiloo and Laiwakete family of Zuni artists. His grandfather Chester Mahooty (d) produced some carvings but his father Eugene Mahooty (d) carved regularly in the 1970's, teaching the art to other family members. About 2 1/2" tall, 3/4" wide and 2" deep.