Folk Art Long Horn Steer Carving by Harold Davidson, Navajo
Folk Art Long Horn Steer Carving by Harold Davidson, Navajo alabaster, feathers, glass beads, cord 4 1/2" tall x 5 1/2" long x 1 1/2" deep
A Navajo artist recognized for his finely detailed alabaster table carvings, Harold Davidson captures the beauty of Mother Earth in the animals he creates. Davidson’s most common subjects are charming animals you would find on the Navajo reservation including horses, buffalo, sheep, goats, rabbits, bears, and quail. Carved in a variety of sizes, Davidson decorates each piece with radiant feathers attached by colorful beads.
Navajo people take great pride in their livestock. Harold Davidson is one of the finest Navajo fetish carvers working today. He follows the tradition of creating the protective livestock figures as well as the more exotic bears and bison. His carvings are beautifully executed with distinctive details in pipestone and alabaster materials.