Jonas Hustito Roadrunner


Item Number: DR 3053
Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo
Artist: Jonas Hustito
Medium: Jet and turquoise
Age: 2015
Dimensions: 3 1/2″ X 1″



This beautiful jet black roadrunner bird has skillfully etched feather patterns and turquoise eyes. Like his real life counterpart, this roadrunner is built for speed, with his flickering tail, scaly legs, finely detailed facial features and streamlined feathers, you can almost feel the wind as he goes by.

The roadrunner, the official state bird of New Mexico, is a large black and white mottled bird with strong feet, a long tail and an oversized bill. It can run up to 18 miles per hour but can only fly for a few seconds at a time. The roadrunner has an awkward gait when running or walking. Seeing this bird reminds us to laugh at ourselves and not take things too seriously. The roadrunner is one of the few birds quick enough to kill a rattlesnake. Because of his speed, he teaches mental sharpness, quick thinking and fast responses and reflexes – knowing when to act quickly and efficiently when ideas and opportunities appear.

Condition: Excellent – new – original condition
Provenance: Acquired from a private collector.

Additional information

Weight 1 oz