Cohoba stand. An extremely refined and animated depiction of Guatauba goddess of wind and hurricanes pursing her mouth to emphasize “blowing”.

Nevertheless, she appears shocked by the damage she causes. A whimsical Taino scheme sharing two expressions in one. Elaborately incised with birds heads and swirls symbolizing hurricanes and winds covering face extremities and back. Undulating lines running the front of the arms and legs probably represent water. The segmented arms and legs a similar to that of a spider, a female icon for weaving and basketry. Free standing. Lignum vitae. Height 20.4”. Dominican Republic. No restoration, excellent condition. Picture in “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements Inhaling the Cosmic Dust” page 33.