Herbert Halate has been carving fetishes for more than 20 years. His style is abstract, with large, smooth carvings of heavy, stylized bears and animals. Herb is most famous for his jet carvings. Recently, he has been changing to white alabaster, and is sometimes incising hair or feathers on his animals and birds. The weighty sculptural quality of his carvings is striking. Herb's uniform, signature aesthetic is understated dramatic elegance. His highly polished bears sport simple and contrastive turquoise bundles; his stylization is unmistakable. We love his carvings.