Zuni Fetishes

On Sale Now

Clearance Prices

Carvings by Francis Leekya (Deceased) (Not for Sale)

Many Native American tribes use fetishes for luck, power and protection. They use them for healing, hunting, spiritual and ceremonial purposes. The Zuni's are the acknowledged masters at carving fetishes from a wide variety of stones, shells and other materials. Many members of other tribes will travel to Zuni to purchase or trade for their fetishes. For the Zuni's, and others, the fetishes possess the power of the animal that the stone resembles. This belief comes from the Zuni creation story in which the twin sons of the Sun Father struck the animals with lighting to turn them into stone. This was done to protect the people from being harmed by the animals. Deep inside the stone the animals were kept alive in their hearts so they could use their powers to help humans.

Today there are approximately 400 artists who make fetishes in the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico. These fetish carvers each have their own style and favorite animals that they carve. We regularly visit the Zuni Pueblo and meet with the fetish carvers and artists. We carefully select the finest pieces available. Our inventory of fetishes is constantly changing, and those shown on our website are representative of a few of the hundreds we carry in stock. The carvers are able to custom-make special pieces to order. So please feel free to email us or call us with your special requests. We find the Zuni fetish carvers to be very amiable and open to carving just about any animal out of almost any stone.

There is a $6.00 charge for shipping and insurance for any fetish order regardless of quantity.

Our fetish pages are always a work in progress. Due to the turnover in fetishes these pages will always be changing.

Lorae Lonasee

Dolomite Bear

LL1

1" L x 3/4" H x 3/4" W

Reduced to $12 from $21

SOLD

Dan Poncho

Dolomite Mt. Lion

F1850

1" L x 5/8" H x 3/8" W

Reduced to $15.00 from $20.00

SOLD

Dan Poncho

Dolomite Mt. Lion

F1859

1-1/4" L x 11/16" H x 7/16" W

Reduced to $15.00 from $20.00

SOLD

Trilisha Boone

Alabaster Bobcat

F1844

1-3/4" L x 15/16" H x 5/8" W

Reduced to $15 from $30

SOLD

Freddie Leekya

Zuni Rock Bear

F1591

2-1/2" L x 1-1/2" H x 1-1/4" W

Reduced to $25 from $50.00

SOLD

 

Freddie Leekya

Zuni rock Bear

F1592

2-1/8" L x 1-3/8" H x 3/4" W

Reduced to $25 from $45.00

SOLD

Russell Shack

Black Marble Maiden

F664

2-7/8" H x1-1/8" W x 1" D

Reduced to $45.00 from $135.00

Artist Unknown

Piece is signed but not legible

Onyx Frog

$10

SOLD

Dinah Gasper

Serpentine Frog

F291

2-5/8" L x 1" H x 2-1/16" W

SOLD

Dan Poncho

Picasso Marble Bobcat

F1874

1-1/2" L x 3/4" H x 5/8" W

Reduced to $15 from $30

SOLD

Clayton & Abby Panteah

Alabaster Mole

F634

2-3/4" L x 15/16" H x 3/4" W

Reduced to $25 from $48

SOLD

Jayne Quam (Navajo married to Lynn Quam, Zuni)

Egyptian Marble Fox Pair

F1292

3-5/8" L x 3/4" H x 1-5/8" W

Reduced to $35 from $75

SOLD

more accurate color

Peter Natachu, Jr.

Serpentine Bear

2-1/4" L x 3/4" H x

3/4" W

$20.00

SOLD

Lorae Lonasee

Onyx Bear

1-1/4" L x 3/4" H x

7/8" W

LL2

Reduced to $12 from $21

SOLD

Freddie Leekya

Zuni Rock Bear

F1589

2-1/4" L x 1-1/2" H x 1-1/8" W

Reduced to $25.00 from $45.00

SOLD

 

Melvin Sandoval (San Felipe Pueblo)

Onyx Beetle

F1524

2" L x 9/16" H x 1-5/8" W

Reduced to $30 from $85

 

To purchase call us at 267-614-0066 or E-Mail Art Legends

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Availability is subject to prior sale.

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