Serpentine Big Horn SheepWilfred Cheama
Prey animals that produce succulent meat, bighorn sheep are notoriously elusive, but a great prize if successfully hunted. So, fetishes to help the hunters are much appreciated.
Wilfred Cheama was one of the innovators who first carved realistic fetishes, and has won many prizes for his detailed work. This captivating little mountain ram looks more vulnerable than imposing, which is part of its appeal.
Carved from one piece of chocolate serpentine, including the base, his horns and shaggy coat are deeply carved.
Big, blue turquoise eyes add to the innocent charm of the piece.This would be a delightful gift to start a fetish collection, and/or add to one.