A proud and defiant hand carved Elk Antler Badger getting a better look at his surroundings.
His eyes and nose are inlaid with Black Pen-Shell with Green Serpentine pigment around his eyes. A line of Black Jet pigment runs down from the top of his head all the way down the back to his tail. The necklace is inlaid with all natural Kingman Turquoise and Mediterranean Coral.
This badger is inspired by depictions on excavated pottery from various ancient ruins around Zuni with Green Serpentine, Black Jet and Red Pipestone pigment details.
Bold and ferocious when cornered, Badger Medicine reminds us never to surrender.
Artist: Ray Tsalate
Signed: Tsalate 2022
About: 3 1/8"tall by 1 1/2"wide by 2"long