Fable like character of a small mighty warrior that saves a Hopi Village. The mouse bargains with Village leaders being tormented by a hawk. Endless attempts to rid of the hawk fail. The mouse sees all the activity and offers to kill the hawk in return for corn and grain to eat. His master plan works, digging a whole and luring the hawk to the pit fall and saves the day. The Village leaders pay the mouse what is due and all is well throughout Hopi land.
This delightful character's added embellishments of his needle spear and button shield adds lifelike size comparison. His beady eyes and full belly show he uses brains over brawn.
He is one piece cottonwood, traditionally carved with just a sharpened hand knife. Sanded in several stages to get a smooth finish. A wood burner to add detail and depth, and brushed with linseed oil bringing out the natural wood features. Painted with acrylic paints to complete him.