Chihuahuan Raven

$ 257.00
The Chihuahuan Raven is a resident specific to the south west. The plumage is all-black with a rich purple-blue gloss in good light.

• Hand Carved and Meticulously Sanded
• Punctiliously Painted by Hand
• Signature Signed by the Artist
• Authentic Oaxacan Carving made from prized Copal Wood
• Single Piece Carving
• Origin of This Carving is the village Arrazola
• Ascetically One of a Kind Celebrated Mexican Folk Art
• Museum Grade Masterwork Top Tier Piece

Wolves of the air and extremely intelligent the raven is celebrated in folklore the world over. Sometimes seen as a symbol of transformation in the legends of American and Meso-American Indian tribes. It's associations are tied to the creation of the world to the gift of sunlight to mankind. Some tribes knew the raven as a stealer of souls. Sometimes a trickster. Odin kept crows as did Merlin. In Greece they were a symbol of divination. This sublime blue and purple Corvus cryptoleucus is a level beyond spectacular in it's amazing feather folds in it's wings to it's wide arching tail feathers. A gallery masterpiece deserving of such an enigmatic avian of the air.

Dimensions Approx. 12" L x 6 1/2" tall