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.