Marnella Kucate

Marnella Kucate is the great-granddaughter of Theodore Kucate, who was one of the earliest commercial fetish carvers at Zuni. Kucate based his fetishes on those published in anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing's 1883 United States Bureau of Ethnology Report, Zuni Fetiches. His descendants have continued to carve in this traditional style.
Marnella's parents are Carmelia Snow and Weahkee's grandson, Arden Kucate. Marnella's aunt, Lorandina Scheche, and several of her cousins have distinguished themselves as carvers.

Double Coyote Fetish
Marnella Kucate (Zuni)
Dolomite
2006
3/4" x 2-5/8"
KMA 2007.27.01
 
Sources:
McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes and Carvings. Tucson, Ariz.: Treasure Chest Books, 1995, p. 41.
McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes and Carvings. Tucson, Ariz.: Treasure Chest Books, 1995, p. 41.
McManis, Kent. Zuni Fetish Carvers of the 1970s: A Bridge from Past to Present. Santa Fe: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 2006, p. 33-34.
McManis, Kent. Zuni Fetishes & Carvings, one-volume, expanded edition. Tucson: Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2004, p. 87, 88.
Rodee, Marian and James Ostler. The Fetish Carvers of Zuni. Albuquerque: The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, The University of New Mexico; and Zuni, NM: The Pueblo of Zuni Arts and Crafts, 1990, p. 41, 52 (Scheche family).