Kokopelli and Corn Stalks Fetish
Very dark jadeite one piece carving of Kokopelli next to cornstalk. Nice details of toes, cornstalk and ears, etc.
Kokopelli is sometimes called the Flute-Player, but for the Zuni and Hopi, dry farmers all, he is the Life-Bringer. Kokopelli blows seeds though that pipe, fertilizing all living things, humans and crops, included.
This depiction of Kokopelli has him standing beside a vigorous cornstalk, the result of his spiritual work, signifying health, happiness and prosperity.
The figure is abstractly humanoid; notice the details of his feet, stance, and flute/pipe.
This is a fabulous one-piece carving: every sinuous leaf and stalk, every ear of corn – and kernel – as well as the figure itself, were carefully carved from one chunk of stone.
Created with impressive skill, creativity, and reverence for tradition, by this major, award-winning artist.
This carving is truly a collector’s piece. Sculpture? Fetish? This unique carving is both.