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The Zuni fetish collecting community and the Pueblo of Zuni lost Staley much too soon in his young and prolific career as realistic fetish carver. His smiling face and joking manner will be most missed. He is known mostly for his lizard, horned toad and snake carvings. However he began creating large and elaborate carvings of animals protecting the village carvings that he fashioned after those of his friend and mentor Herbert Him, a true master of realism, who tutored many young Zuni fetish carvers, and who originated the Puebloan ruin scenes in Zuni sculpture.
Staley had two types of skins that he produced for his reptiles, the less-produced hand-checkered style which is labor intensive, much like the checkering on a fine shotgun stock as it takes a more masterful touch, more time and expertise than the quicker, easier but just-as-effective method of dimpling, like the surface of a golf ball. This LONG (almost 5 inches!) desert dweller has the dimpled skin carved in Picasso marble, Staley's preferred carving stone. The lizard is looking back over his shoulder on the lookout for a roadrunner!
The eyes are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and the sculpture is signed S. Natewa ZUNI on the botom. Though he was a prolific artist these carvings are becoming harder to find...so...
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Zuni Carver: Staley Natewa (d.)
Dimensions: 4 7/8"L x 1 "T x 1 7/8"W
Signed: Staley Natewa ZUNI
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