Marvin Jim has a well-deserved reputation for endearingly amusing, humanized animal carvings – like this handsome rabbit.
All dressed-up, as if going to a pow-wow or other important event, this bunny is resplendent in a coral ribbon shirt, bracelets and turquoise and clamshell, heishi, jacla necklace. Ribbon shirts are hand made, worn by men for special occasions and embellished with bands of brightly colored ribbons.
Out to be noticed, this rabbit is no shrinking violet – look at the proud set of his head, and haughty expression. Notice also, how his vibrant green jeans were “custom made” to accommodate his fluffy tail!
A wonderful folk art piece, with gentle humor and expert carving and painting.