This charming Beaded Owl Figurine is by Zuni artist Anna Saransino. Saransino uses seed beads of Black, White and Yellow to form this incredibly detailed piece. The Owl body consists of tightly strung black beads with an intermittent yellow spotted pattern. The wings, in contrast, feature more concentrated yellow with a careful square black design. The face of the Owl is predominantly white, with lifelike yellow features and the black/ yellow spotted pattern continuing to the head and ears.
The bright use of colour to this figure is implicit of Summer days and lends a deserved lift to the oft- uncelebrated Owl. Indeed, to the Zuni, Owls are said to possess clairvoyance and the ability to uncover deception. The radiant design of Saransino’s Owl celebrates these qualities of honesty and openness.
6 1/4" tall- 1 3/4" wide (base) - 2 1/4" deep (base. Anna Saransino