200602-41 Zuni Old Style Eagle Fetish Carving of Picasso Marble, 2 3/8" length x 1" h with shell, coral and turquoise bundle
Zuni Old Style Eagle Fetish Carving of Picasso Marble
2 3/8" length x 1" h with shell, coral and turquoise bundle
late 20th century
Thelma (1928-) and Arron ShecheAaron (1910-2002) / TAS/Kucate signature; For most of their lives, Teddy Kucate (1888-1980) (Thelma’s father) lived with Aaron and Thelma and helped teach them fetish carving. It is generally accepted that Teddy Kucate helped Cushing write and illustrate Frank Cushing’s Smithsonian report and that was the way they carved.In 1998 Aaron and Thelma carved the fetishes seen in Frank Cushing’s 1880’s Smithsonian report.