Portrait painted from a photo taken at Zuni
Pueblo, New Mexico, 1879
The Zuni people are Pueblo Indians, a group that encompasses
19 tribes, including the Laguna, Hope and Acoma Indians. Pueblo
is the Spanish work for "village." The Spaniards referred
to the Indians' compact, terraced, apartment-style adobe dwellings
as "pueblos." They also applied this term to the Indians
themselves.The Pueblo Indians were farmers who grew corn, pumpkins
and beans. Because they remained in one place, they developed
complex ways of living, as evidenced by their dwellings.The Zunis
were characterized as a peaceful, deeply religious people by
the Spanish.The Zuni Pueblo is nestled in a picturesque valley,
surrounded by beautiful mesas, about 150 miles southwest of Albuquerque.
The main reservation, located in McKinley and Cibola counties
in western New Mexico, encompasses about 450,000 acres. The tribe
has land holdings in Catron County, New Mexico and Apache County,
Arizona, which are not contiguous to the main reservation.
This is a one of a kind "original" pen and ink/watercolor
drawing by Western Artist Ken West. It has low price especially
for an original work of a known artist. The picture is mounted
on a double bevel, acid free Crescent mat and comes with a beautiful professional hardwood frame. Picture also comes with glass and backing ready to hang. Shipping and Insurance extra at $20.
The matted picture is an 11x14 and with frame it is 14x17, which
is a perfect size for the wall or den. This is an excellent opportunity
for collectors to get in on the very beginning of an offering
and collect a series of beautiful work and actually own an "original"
of a well known artist.