Turquoise Decorated Native American Style Cow Skull

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 20,2006
  • Channel: Online Auction
Turquoise Decorated Native American Style Steer - Cattle Skull With Complimenting Kokopeli Vases

ITEM DESCRIPTION:

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Whether you're looking to decorate a room with the hottest trend in interior design, a western motif and want a Native American style cow skull to accent the place, or you just like the look of Western art but don't want the mess of a real steer-cow skull which degrades over time, this absolutely gorgeous ceramic steer-cow skull with turquoise encrusted inlay which will re-define any room.

Unlike natural skulls, this ceramic artwork will not degrade over time, will not attract insects, nor will you find small pieces have mysteriously broken off (chewed) and littering the area surrounding your home.

The skull which measures 11½" from horn to horn and 12" from top to snout is wonderfully decorated with 13 strips of turquoise and hand painted feathers.

For entertaining, complete your western decor with western leather pillows, fringed, painted, studded, you name it, but your home centerpiece will be this gorgeous turquoise encrusted cow skull with matching turquoise encrusted vases. This skull has vibrant colors and workmanship on this piece is beautiful.

This unique handcrafted artwork makes distinctive western accessory in any home, even those without a western décor. The turquoise is gorgeous in itself, and a necessity for any western collector .

This is a wonderful work of art is adorned with turquoise color rope to hang the skull from. The painting on the front would brighten up any wall or table . The skull can also be laid on its jaw and placed on a flat surface or in a garden.

The piece is signed by the artist on the rear.

The cow skull comes with a pair of complimenting Kokopelli vases. These vases are stunning in their own right. The stunning vases have a gold inlay and turquoise paint/glaze, and look great in any home .

This item has had only one owner and is in great condition. The painting/glazing is fresh and clear, no fading.

These are a one of a kind item, sure to make any home, giddyup.

These have been stored in a box, wrapped in tissue paper to prevent damage, marring, etc. They are in perfect condition.

HISTORY:

Kokopelli is a prehistoric deity depicted hundreds of times in rock art, some of it over a thousand years old, located in numerous sites in southwestern United States deserts and mountains. Often depicted as a humpbacked flute player, this mythic being has survived in recognizable form from Anasazi times to the present. T is something appealing about Kokopelli which fascinates all kinds of people, even in our modern technological age.

The Anasazi or "Ancient Ones" were primarily farmers, growing corn, beans, and squash in the Four Corners area on the Colorado Plateau. Both the Basketmaker Period (dating at least from about 200 B.C.) and the Pueblo Period (dating from about 700 A.D.) include the humpbacked flute player among their deities or supernaturals. Long-distance trade networks and migrations from Mexico apparently helped spread cultural and religious elements, so that by 1500 A.D. fluteplayer images were also included in the Hohokam, Mogollon, and Fremont cultures, in petroglyphs (rock carving), pictographs (rock painting), kiva murals, ceramics and baskets. Today, Kokopelli is one of the Hopi kachinas, and is in many traditional stories and songs of Native Americans of the desert southwest.

COST:

The bidding starts at just $15.00 plus shipping. I accept money order, cashier's check, or if you like Paypal .

100% of the proceeds of the sale of this item are being donated to the "Laws for the Claus" program of . Check 'em out on the web.

Own a gorgeous piece of Native American art today.

This combination would be a fantastic addition to any Native American art or Western art collection. They make a great gift for that special person in your life, or even just for yourself.

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