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Picasso Marble Rainbow Man by Derrick Kaamasee  - Zuni Fetish - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Derrick Kaamasee

Picasso Marble Rainbow Man by Derrick Kaamasee - Zuni Fetish

$ 160.00

A recent acquisition from Zuni - a cream and brown Picasso marble Rainbow Man with jet and coral inlaid features carved by Derrick Kaaamasee. The Rainbow man's body arcs over a Zuni Kiva in a style that Derrick has made his own. He has added lines to the lower portion of the Knife Wing's body but has chosen not to inlay the strips with colored dots. This makes the three dot turquoise necklace and six dot tablita headdress really pop! The Rainbow Man is a brother of the sky along with his sibling; the Knife Wing - both are venerated in Zuni for their sacred abilities in bringing the rain. As described by anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing, who lived with the Zunis from 1879-1884: "This curious god is the hero of hundreds of folklore tales and is the tutelary deity of several societies in Zuni...he was doubtless the original War God of the Zunis."
Artist: Derrick Kaamasee (signed)
Size: 4-3/8 in. long x 1 in. wide x 2-3/4 in. tall
#59558 - Zuni Fetishes

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