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Zuni Seven Strand Carved Stone Bird and Bear Fetish Necklace, George Cheechee (1930­-1983), ca. 1970

Zuni Seven Strand Carved Stone Bird and Bear Fetish Necklace, George Cheechee (1930­-1983), ca. 1970

Item Description:

Zuni bird and bear fetish necklace with delicately carved hardstone figures, called a fetish or spirit animal, strung on seven strands of handmade shell tube heishi beads with sterling silver cone terminals and traditional hook and eye clasp with 8 in. long sterling silver extension chain for adjustable wear. Graduated drape from 20 in. to 32 in. in length. This necklace represents several carvers but mostly includes one of the most famous, George Haloo Cheechee. He was known for making his birds each with its own character, with a tilt the head to one side or the other being the most identifiable trait. Rare flat birds run up the center of the composition made of mother of pearl and bears are also included, carved in two styles. Circa 1970.

Condition:

Appears fine with light wear. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions.

Provenance:

Private Family Collection

Dimensions:

Necklace as shown laying flat: Height 12 in. x Width 8 in.
Average carving size: Length 1.25 in. x Width .2 in.

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SKU: 01tj0000003awn4AAA

 
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Zuni Seven Strand Carved Stone Bird and Bear Fetish Necklace, George Cheechee (1930­-1983), ca. 1970

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