Hand Carved Bear Pocket Fetish By Marilyn Quam ~ Zuni

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Hand Carved Bear Pocket Fetish By Marilyn Quam ~ Zuni

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Hand Carved Bear Pocket Fetish By Marilyn Quam ~ Zuni

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Hand Carved Bear Pocket Fetish By Marilyn Quam ~ Zuni

 Marilyn Chuyate (Quam) is a Zuni artist most noted for her small fetish carvings: bears, turtles, horses. 

Her family name is Marilyn Chuyate; she is sister to Octavius Chuyate, also a Zuni carver.

She married Eldred Quam, also a Zuni fetish carver, so is known as Marilyn Chuyate Quam. 

Her husband Eldred Quam is the son of Rosalia Quam and Andrew Emerson Quam, both former carvers, both deceased.  Rosalia was noted for stringing bird fetishes and for her fetish horses, inlaid frogs, and owls. Andrew Emerson was noted for his bird necklaces. Rosalia and Andrew taught their children the carving craft which included Eldred Quam, Marilyn’s husband. Pocket fetishes are small and meant to be carried in a medicine bag, pocket or other small place.

This wonderfully crafted bear by a talented fetish carver measures  1.5 inches L X 3/8 inch W