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Charles is a member of the Laate family of carvers, so he has had a lot of
great realistic carvers to learn from. Imagine being related to the Suitzas, Florentino Martinez,
Elton and Derrick Kaamasee, Lewis Malie, the Weekas, Maxx, Pernell (d.) and Willard Laate,
Jerrold Laheleon and the Najeras! It is no wonder that Charles is such a talented realistic carver.
This is a rendition of the seldom seen Over-the-Shoulder bear. Stewart
Quandelacy makes them but few other carvers have been successful in producing ones that are
NOT contorted looking. This is one of the best we have seen in recent memory. The fur is expertly
etched, the posture is realistic and the carving is elegantly finished.
The eyes are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise. The front paw is frozen in
mid-step in a curved posture as many grizzlies that I have seen on Animal Planet. The carving
is signed Charles Martinez, Jr Zuni N.M. on the belly of the bruin. This is one of the best realistic
bears of modern Zuni fetish carving in my humble opinion. It will make a great addition to any
well-rounded fetish collection.
If you would like to read more about the Bear's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Bear" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.
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Zuni Carver: Charles Martinez, Jr
Item: Over-the-Shoulder Bear
Dimensions: 2 1/4"L x 2 1/2"T x 1"W
Signed: Charles Martinez, Jr
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