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Three Edna Leki necklace fetishes


Three Edna Leki necklace fetishes

 

A nice little group of three fetishes carved by the Zuni artist, Edna Leki. Two possible bears, one in serpentine, the other a light greenish agate. The third with the long tail is a beautiful red and mother of pearl shell. All have the Leki long face. Born in 1924, as Edna grew, she worked with her father, Teddy Weahkee, one of the most famous Zuni fetish carvers. After Teddy passed away, Edna continued working and expanded on what she learned from her father. Edna died in 2003 but her daughters, Dinah Gasper and Lena Boone, have carried on what has become the family fetish tradition.


The darker bear measures 1 3/8″, the light bear, 1 1/2″ long and the shell creature measures about 2″ long. All are in excellent old condition with no notable issues.

$125


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Edna Leki dark wolf fetish



Edna Leki dark wolf fetish

 

A wolf fetish by Zuni artist, Edna Leki. Born in 1924, as Edna grew, she worked with her father, Teddy Weahkee, one of the most famous Zuni fetish carvers. After Teddy passed away, Edna continued working and expanded on what she learned from her father. Edna died in 2003 but her daughters, Dinah Gasper and Lena Boone, have carried on what has become the family fetish tradition.


I believe the stone is an agate relation, it’s a mottled brown hard stone with lighter inclusions. I think this fetish is a wolf that represents the east in the Pueblo theology of the six directions.


The original bundle features a carefully carved pale shell arrowhead, wrapped with brown shell heishi and two natural turquoise chips. The fetish is in excellent old condition with some deposits/stuff in the fibers of the wrap.

$245


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Pima basket bowl


Small Pima basket bowl

 

A sweet little basket that could be made by an Akimel O’odham (Pima) or Tohono O’odham (Papago) artist in southern Arizona. With a tightly coiled start rather than the more typical plaited start of the Papago baskets but then again, the start is of natural yucca (more Papago) rather than the dark devil’s claw start of most Pima baskets. Not new, I’m guessing at about 1970s. About 1 3/8″ deep x 4 3/8″ wide, in excellent, lightly used condition.


$75.00


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