Gibbs Othole (Zuni Pueblo)

About the Artist

Gibbs Othole started out his career as a silversmith circa 1980. He switched to fetish carving in the 1990s. His carvings are traditional, stoic, and are done in very fine materials. As the elder member of the current Othole family, he has been very influential on numerous family members and neighbors.

Gibbs is a very religious man and has many religious duties for the Zuni Tribe. His religion shows in his carvings. He also has responsibilities as the shepherd of the family sheep. Despite a very busy schedule, he manages to find a small amount of time for carving.

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