In the 1970's the Cheama family was the first to carve detailed and realistic fetishes. Arvella Cheama comes from that noted family, and her siblings are Fabian, Wilfred and Lance.
Arvella's Picasso marble woodpecker and tree stump is amazingly carved. This bird has turquoise inlaid eyes and lovely feather detail. She's captured the spirit of these wonderful birds. The old tree stump is incised and the graduation of natural color in the stone is remarkable. About 2" tall, 1 1/2" wide and 1" deep.