A contemporary and stylish piece, this unique carving by Hopi/Laguna carver Ray Jose, dubbed his “Warrior Mouse,” presents a whimsical depiction of artistry and innovation. The piece showcases a three tiered base, a tall, colorful “Warrior Mouse” standing upon the topmost tier. The mouse holds a spear in one hand, and a pipe in the other, which is tipped upward toward and into its mouth. The mouse’s face is intricately and delicately carved with fine lines and painted in bright and muted colors, including yellow, purple, red, green, and blue. He is adorned in vibrant clothing, a collar around his neck and a shawl draped over his shoulders. The shawl and accompanying clothing are painted in he same colors as the face, while a quiver is slung along the mouse’s back, a bow carved atop it and arrows protruding from it. The middle tier of the piece showcases a knife and tomahawk, while the lowest tier features a stand which holds the warrior’s shield. 11 1/2″ tall x 4 1/2″ wide.