Zuni Fetishes

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Slide 0: Zuni Rock Eagle Fetish
Zuni Rock Eagle Fetish
$118.00
Symbolizing integrity, loyalty, power, and dignity, eagle fetishes—like this Zuni Rock Eagle Fetish—are guardians of the sacred sky and messengers to the gods. Hand carved in Zuni rock with turquoise eyes and accents by Zuni artisan Freddie Leekya, the Zuni rock is hand harvested and prepared before it is carved. Leekya learned the art of fetish carving from his father, who in turn learned it from his father, renowned fetish artisan Leekya Deyuse. Hand carved from natural stones, each will be one of a kind.
 
Slide 1: Zuni Rock Turtle Fetish
Zuni Rock Turtle Fetish
Representing fertility, this Zuni Rock Turtle Fetish with genuine turquoise eyes and accents symbolizes the turtle's gifts as a provider of rainfall and as a skillful navigator. Zuni artisan Freddie Leekya hand carved this turtle fetish from Zuni rock (a kind of travertine) he harvests himself. Leekya learned the art of carving from his father, who in turn learned it from his father, renowned fetish artisan Leekya Deyuse. Hand carved from natural stones, each will be one of a kind.
 
Slide 2: Jet and Shell Bird Fetish
Jet and Shell Bird Fetish
$88.00
This hand carved Jet and Shell Bird Fetish showcases the artistic flair of Zuni fetish artisan Cheryl Beyuka. Formed from jet and mother-of-pearl shell, this inquisitive bird features turquoise eyes. Hand carved from natural stones, each will be one of a kind.
 
Slide 3: Zuni Rock Bison Fetish
Zuni Rock Bison Fetish
$198.00
Representing abundance, this Zuni Rock Bison Fetish with genuine turquoise eyes symbolizes the bison's gifts of emotional courage, good fortune, steadfastness, and endurance. Hand carved by Zuni artisan Freddie Leekya from Zuni rock (a kind of travertine), he harvests the rock and carves each fetish as he was taught by his father, who was in turn taught by his father, renowned fetish artisan Leekya Deyuse. Hand carved from natural stones, each will be one of a kind.
 
Slide 4: Bear with Bundle Fetishes
Bear with Bundle Fetishes
$198.00
Guardian of the sacred west direction, these hand carved Bear with Bundle Fetishes symbolize the bear's gifts of strength, healing and power. The ALABASTER bear with genuine shell, turquoise and coral bundle represents the white bear, whose medicinal powers. The TAN and BLACK AND TAN bears are with genuine turquoise and coral bundles are fashioned from a kind of travertine (Zuni rock). Locally harvested and prepared by Zuni artisan Freddie Leekya, he carves each fetish as he was taught by his father, who in turn was taught by his father, renowned fetish artisan Leekya Deyuse. Hand carved from natural stones, each will be one of a kind.

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Alabaster
Black and Tan
Tan
 
Slide 5: Wisconsin Soapstone Horse Fetish
Wisconsin Soapstone Horse Fetish
$198.00
While domesticated animal fetishes are carved at Zuni, they are not traditional. Fetishes have been made for generations for horse culture tribes to the north of the Zuni pueblo in northwest New Mexico. Hand carved from Wisconsin soapstone, this horse fetish with genuine turquoise eyes is the work of Zuni artisan Freddie Leekya, who was taught by his father, who in turn was taught by his father, renowned fetish artisan Leekya Deyuse. Hand carved from natural stones, each will be one of a kind.
 
Slide 6: Zuni Rock Horse Fetish
Zuni Rock Horse Fetish
$158.00
Not a traditional animal of the Zuni, horse fetishes like this Zuni Rock Horse Fetish with genuine turquoise eyes have been made for generations for horse culture tribes to the north of the Zuni pueblo in northwest New Mexico. This one was hand carved from locally harvested and prepared Zuni rock (a kind of travertine) by Zuni artisan Freddie Leekya. He learned to carve fetishes from his father, who in turn learned to carve from his father, renowned fetish artisan Leekya Deyuse. Hand carved from natural stones, each will be one of a kind.
 
Slide 7: Mountain Lion with Bundle Fetishes
Mountain Lion with Bundle Fetishes
$158.00
Mountain Lion fetishes are guardians of the sacred north direction, elder brothers of all animals, and symbols of the mountain lion's gifts of leadership, courage, resourcefulness, and protectiveness. Hand carved by Zuni artisan Freddie Leekya, the MOTHER OF PEARL mountain lion was fashioned with a turquoise and angel coral bundle. His GREY and TAN mountain lions with genuine coral and shell bundles were fashioned from a kind of travertine (Zuni rock) locally harvested and prepared by Leekya. Freddie Leekya was taught by his father, who in turn was taught by his father, renowned fetish artisan Leekya Deyuse. Hand carved from natural stones, each will be one of a kind.

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Mother of Pearl
Grey
Tan
 
Slide 8: Zuni Rock Badger with Bundle Fetish
Zuni Rock Badger with Bundle Fetish
Guardian of the sacred south direction, this hand carved Zuni Rock Badger with Bundle Fetish symbolizes the badger's gifts of tenaciousness, passion and persistence. Fashioned from a kind of travertine (Zuni rock) locally harvested and prepared by Zuni artisan Freddie Leekya, the fetish is then carved as he was taught by his father, who in turn was taught by his father, renowned fetish artisan Leekya Deyuse. This badger fetish carries a bundle of genuine Arizona turquoise and coral. Hand carved from natural stones, each will be one of a kind.
 
Slide 9: Zuni Rock Bear Fetish
Zuni Rock Bear Fetish
$158.00
Guardian of the sacred west direction, these hand carved Zuni Rock Bear Fetish symbolizes the bear's gifts of strength, healing and power. Fashioned from a kind of travertine (Zuni rock) locally harvested and prepared by Freddie Leekya, he then carves the fetish as he was taught by his father, who in turn was taught by his father, renowned fetish artisan Leekya Deyuse. Hand carved from natural stone, each will be one of a kind.
 
Slide 10: Zuni Rock Bear with Bundle Fetishes
Zuni Rock Bear with Bundle Fetishes
$158.00
Guardian of the sacred west direction, this hand carved Zuni Rock Bear with Bundle Fetishes symbolizes the bear's gifts of strength, healing and power. Shaped from a kind of travertine (Zuni rock) locally harvested and prepared by Zuni artisan Freddie Leekya, this bear fetish carries a bundle composed of two or more of the following: genuine shell, turquoise, and coral. Leekya learned his craft from his father, who in turn learned it from his father, renowned fetish artisan Leekya Deyuse. Hand carved from natural stone, each will be one of a kind.

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Speckled
Grey and Tan
Spiney
Turquoise
 
Slide 11: Jet Fox with Coral and Turquoise Bundle
Jet Fox with Coral and Turquoise Bundle
$128.00
Representing quickness, this Jet Fox with Offering Fetish symbolizes the fox's gifts of ingenuity, subtlety and cleverness. Hand carved by Zuni fetish artisan Cheryl Beyuka, this jet fox fetish carries an offering composed of genuine turquoise and coral. Hand carved from natural stones, each will be one of a kind.
 
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