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Herbert Him

Herbert Him was a sheetrock installer before he began carving in the late 1980s. A huge man, it is surprising that he can carve his famous bears with such delicacy and grace. These bears with fish have been Herbert's hallmark for the past 20 years or more.

Herbert is quite an innovative carver - he carves many different animals and birds, always making excellent use of the color of the stone. One of his specialties is a guardian such as a frog, eagle, or indian over a pueblo.

Herbert's son, Herbert Him, Jr., is now carving as well. Herbert Jr.'s fetish now approach the quality of his dad's and have been on the market for about a year.

We are proud to have collected a few of the Him's pieces and offer them to you here.