Cart 0
Antler Bird, Parrot by Raymond Tsalate  - Zuni Fetish - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Raymond Tsalate

Antler Bird, Parrot by Raymond Tsalate - Zuni Fetish

$ 450.00

A quirky cream and gray colored antler parrot with big round pen shell inlaid eyes carved by Ray Tsalate - delivered to Sunshine Studio's front porch in September of 2020. The parrot is elongated horizontally with incised wings inlaid with pipestone and sodalite slip. Sinew keeps a fantastic abalone arrowhead strapped to the top of the parrot's back. This carving conjures up the significance of a parrot to the Zuni tribe - for when the Zunis arrived to the Middle World; what we call earth - they were given a choice between two eggs. Many tribesmen chose the blue egg and were guided to their current homeland; destined to have a life full of toil with the crow as their guide - known as the Winter people. The other group chose the white egg and headed towards the south, known forever as the summer people with the parrot as their guide. So the parrot represents the tribesmen who migrated to what is believed to be the Costa Rican/Isthmus of Panama region.
Artist: Raymond Tsalate (signed)
Size: 4-1/4 in. long x 1/2 in. wide x 1 in. tall
#59941 - Zuni Fetishes

Share this Product

More from this collection