I was super excited to find this brooch online the other day. It has just arrived and I could not be happier. He seems to have several pieces on line that have a similar use of parrots as the primary design element even though he is from the young corn clan. For people familar with Pooyouma’s work do you think this is early work or more from the 80s or 90s? Also when I see he work on line (particularly with parrots) the prices are quite high but I am always amazed at how much some of the independent sellers are asking (do they actually ever get these prices?).
One other question: I would like to wear this as a pendant but the pin to pendant converters for ‘vertical’ pins that I see online are not very nice. Do any of you have a good source. From the photo of the back you can see it would need to lay next to the fastener.