Peynetsa, Jamie & Avelia Anderson – White Clay Owl with Rainbird Designs
This is owl figure painted by Jamie Peynetsa and made by his mother, Avelia Anderson. The owl is a classically shaped figure for Zuni pottery. The piece is charming with a round body with extended beak, tail, and wings. The piece is fully painted with the feathers. There is a rainbird design on the back of the head. In Zuni culture, the owl is the protector of the home and the keeper of the night. He is able to see what others cannot see and is thought to be very observant and perceptive. He is thought to have true wisdom and patience. The owl is signed, “Avelia Anderson, J. Peynetsa”.