Derrick Kaamasee's uncle is renowned carver Maxx Laate. Derrick started carving in the late 1980s and comes from the greater Laate family of Zuni fetish artists. He's taught many others the art of fetish carving, including Destry Siutza.
Derrick's quail is a charming bird, carved from dolomite with turquoise inlaid eyes and a great crest. Its incised and layered plumage is outstanding. These birds delight us with their gentleness and family connection. About 2 1/4" long, 1 1/4" wide and 2 1/4" tall.