Trail of Painted Ponies "Tewa Horse" 4th Edition #9,936
Pony Story: Born to a family of artists and craftsmen from the Tesuque Pueblo in New Mexico, Tom (a tribal policeman) wanted to incorporate some of the traditional images that have been handed down from generation to generation, into a design that was contemporary in feeling and rich with symbolism. To do this, he combined various animal abstractions with geometric patterns. The sash represents good fortune. The blanket honors the horse as a bold and strong being. The eagle is a symbol of prosperity. The handprint stands for the loving touch of all creation.
Item #: 1546
Release Date: Winter 2004
Artist: Tom Tapia
Size: 6" Tall
Retired: July 2009
Last Number at Retirement: 8E/4919