Rick s a grandson of the late Bossie Quam, and related to other notable artists in this distinguished family of fetish carvers.
His elegant fetish bear is carved from an unusually hued piece of Picasso marble – almost all grey, with faint hints of warm brown among the web of linear markings.
All about the handsome stone on one side, the other shows off a beautiful, inlaid heart line, indicating the source of the bear’s powers.
A rainbow of stones and shells are inlaid in a graceful arc, culminating in an abalone shell arrowhead, shimmering with gorgeous iridescence.
Atop the bear, purple spiny oyster shell and melon shell rounds sit on a fish-shaped arrowhead of lustrous abalone shell.
Bears are guardians and protectors, lending their strength, and strong skills in fishing and hunting, to the owner of their fetishes.
This one is not only unusually well carved, formed and inlaid, it seems perfect for your favorite fisherman!