Brujo and His Ally

This sculpture is based on “Yaqui Brujo” beliefs. The Yaqui are an indigenous group living in northwestern Mexico. We might call a Brujo a Shaman or Magic man. The Yaqui believe a Brujo can have an “Ally”. The Ally can be either an animal or a human. If a human, the Ally has the capability to change into an animal, or if the Ally is an animal, it has the ability to change into a human. The Ally runs various errands for its Brujo.

In this sculpture, we see a Brujo changing into a hawk. At the Brujo’s side is a fish changing into a human.

Absolutely no power tools were used. This unique piece was completely hand sculpted from Canadian High Arctic Black Soapstone with inlaid eyes of carved narwhal tusk and red soapstone from Kugluktuk, Nunavut, Canada, (formerly Coppermine, Northwest Territories). The Brujo’s necklace was made with beads carved from narwhal tusk and red soapstone from Kugluktuk, Nunavut. The base is painted Canadian Spruce.


28” H x 8.5” W x 6” D | SOLD

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