Beautiful badger fetish carved from Picasso marble and signed by Zuni artist Fabian Cheama.
The Badger is the directional/guardian fetish of the South Region which is one of the six regions; East, West, North, South, Upper, Lower.
'Fabian Cheama may be the best technical carver of the Cheama family. The details in his work are often finer and more intricate than those of his siblings. The etched fur and delicate features of his animals are superb. He often carves tails that curl many times, and perhaps this is both a bit of flourish as well as artistic license. His fetishes now bring the highest prices of any in the family.' -The Sunshine Studio
Measures: 3" x 1 5/8" x 1" tall
Weighs: 58.7 grams