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Bobcat - Picasso Marble, by Wilfred Cheama (Zuni) SOLD

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Price: $225.00
SOLD - Please call us for more information
Item Number: Z01289

Wilfred Cheama is a highly sought after Zuni fetish carver, and this bobcat shows why. Carved from a single stone of picasso marble, with turquoise inlaid eyes, this highly detailed and expressive bobcat is poised to attack.

Fetish carvings are made in numerous styles and materials and are representative of a vast array of animals and figures since artists and carvers have become more creative and varied. Carving fetishes has developed into one of the most collectible art forms of the Zuni Tribe today. Fetishes are still made and used in homes, for special purposes and religious ceremony. They originally came from the belief that when a stone resembled a certain animal, the power of that animal resided in the stone. Sometimes after finding such a stone, carving a bit of the stone to bring out more of the animal resemblance was done.

Height: 1 5/8", Width: 1.5", Depth: 1.5"