Leo Poblano (1905-1959)
6 1/2 cm length x 6.6 cm wide
ex Linda & Steve Nelson Collection
The classic Loe Poblano "Saiyatasha" Katsina with a sculptured neck of Mother Of Pearl and Jet.
Poblano taught himself to carve using hand tools, including a pump drill and a hand grinder. He did not convert to an electric grinder until the late 1950's. His equipment was geared toward lapidary work only.
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