This handsome goat seems to be peering intently at something – perhaps his lunch. Goats became important after the arrival of the Spanish for the use of their wool in weaving beautiful blankets and rugs.This handsome piece is signed by the artists.
The artists create their sculptures by first gathering the clay for their artwork from within the Santa Clara Pueblo and then preparing the clay in the traditional way by drying, grinding, and sifting before it is mixed with water to produce the clay medium. The Gutierrez sculptures are created by hand pinching and then they are air dried and fired in the traditional way (outdoors with horse manure).
Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Purchased from a private collector.