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Dan Quam, Zuni Fetish Carver, Zuni Pueblo, NM
What a great bushytail (term used for canids including wolf, coyote, and fox). I've read Dan uses jadeite and this might be made of that. I'm not familiar enough with that stone to lay claim this is jadeite but is doesn't look like regular serpentine.
The little bits of white "schmutz" on the piece are from the cotton gloves I was using to handle the piece, it wasn't visible to the naked eye or I would have removed it...sorry.
Dan is among the most highly reguarded fetish artists, actively carving since 1982. He was a jeweler prior to this date.
Dan is the older half-brother of the Cheama siblings: Wilfred,Lance, Arvella, Fabian. It is believed that Dan was the first in Zuni to adopt and develop the realistic style of carving, which he taught to his very successful brothers and sisters.
Remember to check the dimensions - the photos are extreme close-ups.
Length (head to tail): 1-3/8"
Dana Malani, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, USA Great little armadillo, nice detail work on the ears and back Remember to check the dimensions - the photos are extreme close-ups. Signed: D...
Karen Zunie, Zuni Karen is an accomplished carver, as is evidenced by this work, and others I carry. She is the ex-wife of Lance Cheama. This badger has inlaid coral eyes....
Herbert Him. Zuni Fetish Carver Special piece with bears front, back, and on top by noted carver Herbert Him from one piece of turquoise. Remember to check the dimensions - the photos...
Ed Lementino. Zuni Fetish Carver Ed has come to specialize in carving and bundling multiple figures together. This is a mother and baby. This was made in 2011 but was...