To help raise money for albino children, gourd #12 is named Leucism /ˈljuːsɪzəm/ for its white feathers and white specks. Leuc- in Latin means "white."
Leucism is a condition in animals characterized by reduced pigmentation during development. Unlike albinism, leucism is caused by a reduction in all types of pigment.
Leucistic animals have normally colored eyes. This gourd has blue eyes.
Animals with lighter plumage may be robbed of protective camouflage and more vulnerable to predators.
Children In Uganda Need Our Help
Likewise, children who are born with albinism in Uganda and Tanzania are vulnerable to predators. They need our help.
A percentage of the sale of this gourd will go to help Humanity Healing saving albino children around the world; the remaining percentage goes towards helping wounded warriors and sacred land preservation.
Accented with Albino Peacock Feathers. The medium and materials include: naturally dried gourd, carved and enhanced using water-based inks and highlighted using acrylic gold
and silver; heat set and sprayed using gallery conservation varnish; and accented with white Albino peacock feathers. Most of the gourd color is its natural color.
Exhibition Oct. 24-26. This piece is being exhibited by the Artist at the Art in the Foothills 2014 show and sale in Bluemont Virginia Friday - Sunday, Oct. 24-26.
Authentic Native American Art. I certify that the item listed here meets the “Authentic Indian Arts and Crafts” and “Indian Product” criteria and is labeled appropriately as authentic in accordance 36 CFR 51, Authentic Native Handicrafts.