This sculptor likes to make small pieces that can function as fetishes, but are finely detailed and realistic, even though simplified.
Sheep are almost synonymous with Navajo livestock, and protecting their flocks are important. But everyone can enjoy this stalwart little sheep, fetish or simply mini-sculpture.
This little sheep stands firmly on his sturdy legs part of one piece of alabaster. It is textured across the head and body, and polished on the muzzle and legs.
The face is beautifully carved in naturalistic detail (although turquoise blue eyes are an exception in real flocks !) The sinew holding her medicine bundle is decorated with tiny beads, real parrot and pheasant feathers, and commercial metal beads.
A small treasure, to enjoy as a fetish or a delightful carving.