Raccoon: He Who Scratches With His Hand

By Eli Cheama

Animal: Raccoon, Material: Marble
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Raccoons rely on a powerful sense of touch to survive. Their name comes from the Algonquian (Powhatan) language meaning "he who scratches with his hand". Raccoons are woven into their mythology. Sometimes raccoon's submerse their food in water if it's available. They do this to wet their highly sensitive and dexterous paws in order to understand and take in more information about what they're holding.

We're in love with Eli Cheama's gladdening marble raccoon with bright turquoise eyes. Jet inlays on the face, nose and tail are exquisitely worked, while each and every incising mark for fur is cleanly done. About 3" long, 1 3/4" tall and 1 1/4" wide.