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Every stone that I hold in my hands must be in harmony with me before I start a carving.
Only with good thoughts, energy and feelings will I proceed to carve. This helps ensure that the positive energy
will be internalized in the finished carving.
- Jeff Shetima -
In our travels to Zuni over the years, that is a common sentiment from all of the artisans we
have met in the Pueblo. The sacredness of their artwork to the individual carvers is central to the traditions and the
culture of the Zuni People. Jeff is one of the master carvers of Zuni and this fetish sculpture is an earlier work having
been completed February 25, 2000. The scene depicts a mother bear guarding her cub.
It was created from a large chunk of Picasso marble from Utah. The fur is finely etched in
exquisite detail and it must be hot outside as the mama bear is panting. She is resting on a log and you can see
scratch marks in the bark! The raised eyes are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and the fetish sculpture is signed
Jeff Shetima and a spiral migration symbol and the cardinal directions engraved underneath his signature. It is numbered
1 of 1 ZUNI NM 2/25/00. Here is a fine example of the new millenium of Zuni fetish sculpture. It can be the centerpiece
of any Zuni 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: Jeff Shetima
Item: Bear with Cub Sculpture
Dimensions: 4 1/2"L x 2 3/8"T x 3 1/8"W
Signed: Jeff Shetima Zuni NM - Migration Spiral + Cardinal Directions - 1 of 1 2/25/00
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