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Isaac Coriz, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Marvelita Phillips' father was noted carver and jeweler Leonard Halate (d) who started carving in the 1940's. Her brother is Herbert Halate and her son is Brandon Phillips, both wonderful and well-known carvers as well.
Marvelita's double-strand Raven fetish necklace is a visual stunner. The deep richness of the jet and the vividness of the red coral are pleasing to the eye. This work of wearable art is a lovely example of an authentic and traditional Zuni fetish necklace. Beware as there are many fake fetish necklaces out there, so please see more information regarding fake fetish necklaces here.
Impeccably carved, each jet bird oozes a raven's sensibilities and has expressive eyes of inlaid turquoise. The corvid's average 1 1/4" in length and are strung on a double strand of scrumptious natural branch red coral beads. Overall necklace length is about 30".
Around the age of eleven or twelve, Herbert Halate learned the art of fetish carving by watching his father Leonard Halate (d), an earlier and noted carver from Zuni. Herbert's sisters Reva, Vella, Marvelita and Pansy are also artists.
Herbert's outstanding Raven fetish necklace and earrings set is beautifully bold. Each jet bird has enchanted eyes of inlaid turquoise, exuding a lot of personality. Herbert lightly texturized each feathered friend. The center wide-winged raven is about 2 1/4" long and 1 1/2" wide, while the other bird's average 1 1/2" long. The matching hook earrings are about 2 1/2" long and 1 1/4" wide. The overall length of this single strand fetish necklace is about 26". All the red coral beads are brilliant and well-suited for this collectible necklace and earrings set.
Robert Michael Weahkee