Ray Tsalate learned the art of fetish carving from his partner Troy Sice in 2004. Ray has won numerous awards and ribbons, including a 2009 fellowship with the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. It's no wonder with masterfully carved fetish animals like his Badger
of antler. Incised and inlaid pipestone paste brings out this creature's classic markings in Ray's creative way. Endearing eyes of pen shell and little ears draw you to this approximate 2 1/4" long, 1 1/2" wide and 1 1/4" tall one of a kind fetish. Traditionally, healing properties are associated with a badger.