This Zuni Female Rain kachina is carved of elk antler. Her hair in traditional pueblo buns. A domestic parrot feather sits atop her head. The Lapis inlay and her beard represent the summer rain. Mediterranean Coral inlay form her necklace. The ceremonial robe is inlaid with Malachite, Black Pen Shell, Angel Skin Coral, Abalone, White Mother of Pearl and triangle rain clouds are of Black Jet pigment. The belt has Red Pipe Stone pigment with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise inlay. Her white moccasins are burnished to show coloration with Sleeping Beauty inlay which represent pins to tie her white buck skin wraps.
Kachina Mana Meaning: Bringer of Rain, Womanhood, Fertility, Longevity and Beauty
Signed: Troy Sice Zuni copyright 2018 4/20/2018 7:00am
about 4 3/4"high by 2"wide by 1 1/4"long