Every so often, an incredibly rare genetic mutation results in a coyote with absolutely stunning black-and-tan coloration. Unlike melanism, which is an overdose of black pigmentation, this genetic fluke leaves the pale underbelly and white facial markings unaffected. The contrast in hues is quite striking, and the fur itself often has a sleeker, plusher feel to it.
This coyote’s face has been expertly shaped for the most realistic expression and form. It fits perfectly atop the wearer’s head, or can be worn over the face like a mask, as well. The eyes are not backed so the wearer can look out through them, effectively viewing the world from the animal’s own.
These headdresses are exceptional for ritual use, but are also perfect for photoshoots, performing arts, and home decor for the serious collector. I only make a few of these per year. This is one of only three I’ve ever made that feature such a unique genetic mutation.
Available from the NaturePunk Etsy Store.