Innovation and a highly realistic style is what the Cheama family of Zuni Pueblo carvers are known for. Brothers Daniel Quam (d), Lance Cheama, Wilfred Cheama and Fabian Cheama started incorporating detailed artistry in their fetishes around the early 1980's. Fabian's wife Vivella and son Adrin are also carvers.
We're delighted to share a collectible horned Lizard (horned toad or horny toad) fetish by Fabian. A spiked crown, incised nostrils, scaled body, drilled tail accent and a life-like posture are design elements Fabian knew would captivate us. It's as though this precious reptile might scurry off the screen at any moment. Turquoise eyes are fierce, while the Picasso marble specimen reminds us of the desert landscape these endangered reptiles call home. About 2" long, 1 1/2" wide and 1/2" tall.