Kokopelli and Corn Stalks FetishHerbert Him
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.