Wavy in form and gorgeously grained is this Mountain-lion
carved from lightly and naturally aromatic cedar wood by Mike Mahooty. He comes from the extended Mahooty, Lasiloo and Laiwakete family of Zuni artists. Mike's 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 6" long, 2 1/4" tall and 1" wide. Turquoise inlaid eyes concentrate.