This small buffalo stands firm on four legs and seems to be staring to the distance. Buffalo were prised for their hides for clothing, their meat for food, and their size as an indication of their strength. 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.