Zuni Fetish Carvings and Zuni Necklaces

Wilfred Cheama

Wilfred Cheama Zuni Fetish Carving

I find Wilfred Cheama Zuni carvings (when he was at the height of his career – late 1990’s through early 2000) are among the finest ever made.  Here is a wonderful selection of Wilfred Cheama carvings from that period.

Zuni Fetish Brown Picasso Marble Bobcat

sitting on a rock

Carved by Wilfred Cheama

2″ tall x 1/12″ long


(Janine Fenton Collection)

Wilfred Cheama Zuni Fetish Mountain Lion

Fishrock Serpentine

3 1/4″


Wilfred Cheama Zuni Fetish Beavers

Two Brown Picasso Beavers carved together from the same stone. It is a wonderful carving. The beavers rise out of the stone but well under them fade back into the Brown Picasso.

Beavers are builders. This fetish is perfect for someone building or re-building a home, business or life.

3″ x 2 1/4″


Wilfred Cheama Zuni Fetish Bobcat

This Picasso Marble Bobcat is carved completely away
from the host stone. A small carving that is
extraordinary in every way.

1 3/4″ x 1 1/2″



Wilfred Cheama 1     Wilfred Cheama 2

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