Fabian Cheama's half-brother Dan Quam (d) taught him how to carve intricately detailed fetishes, around the early 1980's. Employing Picasso marble, a favorite carving medium of Fabian's, a young bushytail (Coyote
, or Wolf
) springs forth. Carefully placed horizontal etching creates gorgeous fur effect and a spirited nature expressed through turquoise inlaid eyes and a lifted tail are features of this approximate 2 7/8" long, 7/8" wide and 1" tall pup fetish. This is a rare collector's item by a leader in beautifully detailed carvings from Zuni Pueblo.