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Dendritic Soapstone Bird, Horned Owl by Loren Tsalabutie

Loren Tsalabutie

Dendritic Soapstone Bird, Horned Owl by Loren Tsalabutie

$ 450.00

An animated dendritic soapstone carved horned owl with softly rounded turquoise inlaid eyes, sent by Loren Tsalabutie to Sunshine Studio in early December of 2021. Dendrites are the dark blue-grey, mossy patterns that can be found on the left side of the face, the owl's chest and feet and all over the back and tail. Dendrites were caused by manganese seeping into the soapstone sometime during its formation. Dendrites symbolize growth or change. The owl's wings are outstretched and seems to have spotted something on his right side - he looks hyper aware! The Zuni believe the owl can see what others can not - they assist in helping to root out deception and they can get to the essence of true wisdom. The feathery tufts or horns on the owl's head are considered signs of spiritually powerful beings for many tribes. It is common to feel spiritually activated when you see or hear an owl. They are messengers from the spirit realm - bringing wisdom, truth, and understanding of the mysteries of life.
Artist: Loren Tsalabutie (signed)
Size: 3 in. long x 2 in. wide x 1-7/8 in. tall

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