RETIRED - Trail of Painted Ponies - Large 9-inch 'Tewa'
Born to a family of artists and craftsmen from the Tesuque Pueblo in New Mexico, Tom Tapia (a tribal policeman) wanted to incorporate some of the traditional images that have been handed down from generation to generation, into a design that was contemporary in feeling and rich with symbolism. To do this, he combined various animal abstractions with geometric patterns. The sash represents good fortune. The blanket honors the horse as a bold and strong being. The eagle is a symbol of prosperity. The handprint stands for the loving touch of all creation. He is complete with a box and a tag. Retired: No. .. Limited Edition of 5,000 only. This one is numbered 851. Material: Resin; Size: 9"; Form: Standing