Navajo Cottonwood Wolf Carving - Marvin Jim (#366)
Base: 6 3/4" x 6 3/4"
Height: 18 1/2"
Over the past several years, Marvin Jim has developed a carving style all his own. Originally making reproductions of Hopi dolls, Marvin quickly switched his focus to Navajo cultural stories and found his niche. This wolf speaks of a time long ago when animals had human characteristics and enjoyed the company of man. You can see from the smile on this guy’s face it was a happy time.
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About the artist:
Marvin Jim - Animal Sculptures:
Based upon the Navajo creation tales, the sculptures of Marvin Jim reflect a time long ago, when animals and humans walked and worked together to create a new world. These traditional stories speak of conversations among all beings, of behaving in a manner of mutual respect and of all beings having an equal position in the community. These legends are an essential part of the Navajo culture. The tales are of universal interaction, compassion and tolerance; the things necessary to live a balanced existence.
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After completion of the ceremony the twins return to teach it to earth people and then depart to become guardians respectively of the thunder storm and of animals.More about this legend