Delightful retired collector's gnome from CairnStudio, Ltd., by artist Thomas F. Clark. This gnome is named NANTAHALA AND LITTLE BEAR #1101, edition number 82, creation date 1985. Piece is over 7 inches tall and 6 inches wide at the base.(Aries, 1985) This lovely Indian lady lives with her family beside a river surrounded by tall mountains. Her name means "Land of the Noonday Sun," because the sun shines so briefly on the riverside camp site. Her son is still sleeping while she gathers wood for the open fire. Soon she will awaken him by softly singing a tribal song about the Wam Squamn (white water). This item is from my father's collection. He passed away this year.
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