Although different, a pair of bushytails (Coyote, Fox, or Wolf) stay together. One is carved from jet, and the other is made from white marble. Light incising marks give lovely fur detail. Herbert Halate carves wonderful animal fetishes and this turquoise-eyed pair is no exception. About 3 1/2" long, 1 1/4" wide and 1 3/4" tall.
Herbert's sister is fetish necklace maker Marvelita Phillips. Their father was noted jeweler Leonard Halate (d). Herbert's nephew is carver Brandon Phillips.