This skillfully crafted sandstone with turquoise accents this owl by Zuni Pueblo artist Brandon Phillips, embodies the beauty of nature. Owls can see what others cannot, and this is a large part of Owl Medicine. The Zuni Pueblo people call the owl ‚"the Night Grandfather", because he does his work at night. Clairvoyant properties and uncovering deception have always been associated with Owl. Its connection with wisdom comes from Owl's ability to discern that which cannot be seen.
Brandon Phillips of Zuni Pueblo comes from a family of fetish carvers: Phillips' mother is Marvellita Phillips, well-known for fetish carvings, and his uncle is renowned Zuni fetish carver Herb Halate. His cousins Steve Natachu, Justin Red Elk, and the late Pete Natachu, Jr. are also fetish carvers.
Carving measures 1-1/2" long by 1-1/2" wide and stands 2-1/8" tall. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
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