Almost a decade later, we still mourn the premature passing of this lovely artist. One of a celebrated family of Navajo artists, Elizabeth worked in clay, rather than the two-dimensional paintings of her father, Narciso Abeyta, one of the first generation of Native painters, or the work of her famed, contemporary artist brother, Tony Abeyta. This whimsical owl canteen demonstrates her attachment to tradition, in the form, as well as her penchant for fantasy, in the color and design.The deerskin fringe and the canteen form are traditional; the rest came from her fertile imagination. This star-studded owl is one of only two pieces we still have, of hers. Amusing, cheery, and decorative, this is a charming and unusual piece that is meant to hang, in the traditional manner, but can be placed on a shelf or table, as well.
Commercial Clay, Paint, Deer Skin, Olive Shell
Width: 4 1/8″ Height: 17″ Depth: 2″