Inspired by petroglyphs of Chaco Canyon, this beautiful Mother Earth figure is depicted in her Divine Feminine form. The Ever-Present Spirit of Life and perfect personification of Independence and Fertility*.
*Fertility for the Zuni means Blessings in all of its many forms. The most obvious is Children, as our culture has taught us that we are all an extension of our ancestors and our children are the bearers of our Future- Heritage, Culture, Tradition, Religion.
Fertility also extends to the Bounty of Life's Successes as well- Health, Wealth and Happiness.
Mother Earth is carved of a beautiful piece of aged Elk Antler with a gorgeous necklace inlaid of natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise & natural Mediterranean Coral.
She certainly is a cutie!!
From the tips of her finely detailed hair, right down to her polished little patootie!!
Artist: Ray Tsalate
About: 2 3/8"t by 1 1/4"w by 1 1/4"l