This new jar is another special request I made for Madeline. I really like the square opening and asked for a piece with that shape and carved parrot imagery. She did it marvelously. Each of the four panels has alternating polished and matte parrots. The beaks are all polished and two panels have incised designs in the corners. Madeline explained to me “Parrots remind us of our past trading routes. Those early traders are still reflected in our dance attire. Parrots were even kept here in the pueblos; their remains have been found at ancient sites.” It has been a joy to watch Madeline continue to evolve in designing and carving techniques. I so enjoy working with her!

3 1/8″ high by 3 1/2″ wide

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