Living in the high desert mountains of New Mexico where quail are often seen crossing the road, this relatively large hand carved ironwood sculpture is lovely, and especially to anyone familiar with the courage of the quail, the protection and endearment of family. Quail has many meanings in mythology, including in Greek legend where the jealous Hera turned Leto into a Quail; she was the mother of Apollo and Artemis, so the bird was associated with love and fierce protection of that love. Ironwood--called "palo fierro" in Spanish--and the simple, smooth style is characteristic of pieces made by the indigenous Seri tribe of Sonora Mexico. The Seri have since the 1960s collected fallen ironwood to carve beautiful pieces. This one was made circa 1980s.
Measures about 4" across by about 10-1/2" tall and about 4-1/2"deep. Weighs just over three pounds unpacked. Some scuffing, which is minimized with an occasional polish using Old English Scratch Coat.
For the quail lover, the delightful bird's tidy bobbing walk, its strong connection to family, to love, and to protecting those things we hold precious.
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