An outstanding single strand fetish necklace consisting of carved birds and Bears, strung with fine baby olive heishe shell beads, is by Rosita Kaamasee. All the abundant creatures seen on this necklace are carved from colorful and iridescent red abalone. The birds are about 1 1/8" long, while the bears are about 3/4" long. Their sweet eyes are of inlaid jet. Overall necklace length is approximately 30".
Rosita Kaamasee is a Zuni elder who descends from the greater George Cheechee Haloo (d) family of Zuni artists. George was an important artist who started carving in the 1930's and was known for his fetish necklaces. Rosita's fetish necklaces are very collectible, don't miss this opportunity to have one of your very own.