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Zuni fetishes are small carvings made from various materials by the Zuni people. These carvings have traditionally served a ceremonial purpose for their creators and depict animals and icons integral to their culture. As a form of contemporary Native American art, they are sold with secular intentions to collectors worldwide.  The  Zuni Fetishes at King Galleries all come directly from the Zuni Pueblo and each is hand carved.

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Quandelacy, Faye – Orothocera Fossil Corn Maiden

This Zuni Corn Maiden fetish carving is by Faye Quandelacy.  She is certainly one of the most famous descendants of Ellen Quandelacy and known for her very classic style of corn maidens. They are each hand carved and the horizontal eyes are indicative of her style.  This corn maiden is one of her best uses of the stone and the design.  On one side of the maiden there is a turquoise face and the fossil elements make up part of the shawl.  On the opposite side has a mother of pearl face and note how the fossil makes up the center of the body!  It is an exceptional piece of her carving.   The figure is in excellent condition.

$ 225.00
Quandelacy, Faye – Dolomite Corn Maiden

This Zuni Corn Maiden fetish carving is by Faye Quandelacy.  She is certainly one of the most famous descendants of Ellen Quandelacy and known for her very classic style of corn maidens. They are each hand carved and the horizontal eyes are indicative of her style.  This corn maiden is carved from dolomite.  One side has the corn maiden with insets of turquoise and coral.  The opposite side has a Hopi maiden and her daughter.  The piece is in excellent condition.

$ 100.00
Quandelacy, Faye – Jet Corn Maiden with White Face

This Zuni Corn Maiden fetish carving is by Faye Quandelacy.  She is certainly one of the most famous descendants of Ellen Quandelacy and known for her very classic style of corn maidens. They are each hand carved and the horizontal eyes are indicative of her style.  This corn maiden is carved from jet, but the jet itself has a very shiny, almost metallic appearance.  One might think it is pyrite if it wasn’t so light.  The one side is carved with the corn maiden and turquoise insets for her necklace. The opposite side has a Hopi maiden with a white face and single inset turquoise. The shawl is also fully carved with swirl designs.  The piece is in excellent condition.

$ 150.00
Kaamasee, Derrick – Turquoise Double Eagle Family

This Zuni carving by Derrick Kaamasee is carved from turquoise. There are two eagles and a small baby eagle on the branch by their feet.  The piece is very intricately carved with much detail to the wings. The eyes are inlaid with jet.

$ 100.00
Beyuka, Cheryl – Double Wolves with Dragonfly

This Zuni carving by Cheryl Beyuka has two wolves carved from pipestone.  They are connected and there is a dragonfly on top  carved from black marble and wings carved from apple coral and mother of pearl.  It is symbolic as wolves mate for life and the dragonfly is symbolic of prayers.

$ 80.00
Livingston, Albert – Marble Mountain Lion

This carving is by Albert Livingston.  It is carved from marble in the shape of a realistic mountain lion.

$ 40.00
Livingston, Albert – Marble Badger

This carving is by Albert Livingston.  It is carved from marble in the shape of a realistic badger.

$ 40.00
Laiwakete, Rodney –  Fossil Stone Bear with Turquoise Heartline

This Zuni carving byRodney Laiwakete is carved from a fossil stone.  It is a bear with an inlaid turquoise for the heartline.

$ 40.00
Laiwakete, Rodney –  Heartline Wolf with Bird

This Zuni carving by Rodney Laiwakete is carved from agate. It is a wolf which has an inlaid turquoise for the heartline.  The bundle on the back has a bird which is also made from agate.

$ 50.00
Laiwakete, Fernando –  Heartline Bear with Bird

This Zuni carving by Fernando Laiwakete is carved from agate. It is a bear which has an inlaid turquoise for the heartline.  The bundle on the back has a bird.

$ 50.00
Boone, Lena – Green Turquoise Fox with Arrowhead Bundle

This Zuni carving by Lena Boone is made from turquoise.  The fox is traditional in shape and has an arrowhead bundle on its back.  The turquoise is green in coloration.

$ 30.00
Boone, Lena – Turquoise Fox with Arrowhead Bundle

This Zuni carving by Lena Boone is made from turquoise.  The fox is traditional in shape and has an arrowhead bundle on its back.  The turquoise has a deep blue coloration.

$ 30.00
Boone, Lena – Clear and White Glass Mountain Lion Arrowhead Bundle

This Zuni carving by Lena Boone is made from glass.  The mountain lion is traditional in shape and has an arrowhead bundle on its back.  The glass is a clear, white and pink coloration.

$ 50.00
Boone, Lena – Red Glass Mountain Lion Arrowhead Bundle

This Zuni carving by Lena Boone is made from glass.  The mountain lion is traditional in shape and has an arrowhead bundle on its back.  The glass is a deep red coloration.

$ 40.00
Quam, Daphne – Mulit-color Glass Mountain Lion with Arrowhead Bundle

This Zuni carving by Daphne Quam is made from glass.  The mountain lion is traditional in shape and has an arrowhead bundle on its back.  The glass has a green, blue, yellow and clear coloration.

$ 40.00
Quam, Daphne – Mulit-color Glass Beaver with Arrowhead Bundle

This Zuni carving by Daphne Quam is made from glass.  The beaver is traditional in shape and has an arrowhead bundle on its back.  The glass has a green, blue, yellow and clear coloration.

$ 50.00
Quam, Daphne – Blue and Clear Glass Badger with Arrowhead Bundle

This Zuni carving by Daphne Quam is made from glass.  The badger is traditional in shape and has an arrowhead bundle on its back.  The glass has a green, blue and clear coloration.

$ 50.00
Quam, Daphne – Sodalite Badger with Arrowhead Bundle

This Zuni carving by Daphne Quam is made from sodalite.  The badger is traditional in shape and has an arrowhead bundle on its back.  The sodalite has a deep blue and white coloration.

$ 40.00
Quam, Daphne – Azurite Eagle with Arrowhead Bundle

This Zuni carving by Daphne Quam is made from azurite.  The eagle is traditional in shape and has an arrowhead bundle on its back.  The azurite has a deep blue coloration with specs of green.

$ 40.00
Quam, Daphne – Light Blue Glass Fox with Arrowhead Bundle

This Zuni carving by Daphne Quam is made from glass.  This fox is traditional in shape and has an arrowhead bundle on its back. The glass is a opaque blue coloration.

$ 20.00
Quam, Daphne – Turquoise Fox with Arrowhead Bundle

This Zuni carving by Daphne Quam is made from turquoise.  This fox is traditional in shape and has an arrowhead bundle on its back. The turquoise has some great color variation.

$ 60.00
Quandelacy, Faye – Turquoise Corn Maiden

This Zuni fetish carving is by Faye Quandelacy.  She is certainly one of the most famous descendants of Ellen Quandelacy and known for her very classic style of corn maidens. They are each hand carved and the horizontal eyes are indicative of her style.  This corn maiden is carved from turquoise.  The body is carved with a corn design and the back is the flowing hair. The piece is in excellent condition.

$ 50.00
Kaamasee, Derrick – Turquoise Buffalo Family

This Zuni carving by Derrick Kaamasee is carved from turquoise. There are two buffalo in this highly detailed carving.  There is the larger buffalo and the baby buffalo sitting to the side!  The eyes are inset with jet.  It is a charming piece!

$ 100.00
Pincion, Herbert – Horse & Sitting Foal Carving

This Zuni carving by Herbert Pincion is carved from spotted travertine.  It is a highly detailed carving with a mare and sitting foal.  For the size, it is wonderfully detailed!

$ 40.00
Quandelacy, Vickie- Mother of Pearl Corn Maiden & Zuni Maiden

Vickie Quandelacy is a sister of Stuart Quandelacy and daughter of Dickie and Amy Quandelacy.  She is known for her complex design of corn maidens.  This corn maiden is is a classic of her style.  It is double sided and carved from mother of pearl shell. On one side is the Zuni maiden with an inlaid necklace.  The other side has the corn maiden and the inlaid necklace and dragonflies.  The piece is set on a shell base.

$ 150.00
Quandelacy, Vickie- Green Snail Shell Corn Maiden

Vickie Quandelacy is a sister of Stuart Quandelacy and daughter of Dickie and Amy Quandelacy.  She is known for her complex design of corn maidens.  This corn maiden is carved out of green snail shell.  She has captured the shape of the shell and etched the corn design and dragonflies in as the design.  The back has the etched hair and more dragonflies.  The piece is set onto a piece of turquoise.  The opalescene of the shell is striking on this piece!

$ 125.00
Kaamasee, Derrick – Apple Coral Elk

This is an exceptionally detailed Zuni carving by Derrick Kaamasee.  It is carved from turquoise. There is an elk standing up on a rock.  There is detail in the fur and the movement.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 100.00
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Mahooty, Michael – Rainbow Calcite Bear

This Zuni carving by Michael Mahooty is carved from rainbow calcite.  It is a striking coloration to the stone.  There is an arrowhead carved from mother of pearl and medicine bundle on the back.

$ 25.00 $ 20.00
Leekya, Freddie – Travertine Coyote

This Zuni carving is by Freddie Leekya.  The coyote is carved from travertine.  There are turquoise inlay for the eyes and coral for the tongue.  The back has an arrowhead as part of the medicine bundle.

$ 50.00
Leekya, Freddie – Travertine & Turquoise Bird

This Zuni carving is by Freddie Leekya.  The bird is carved from travertine.  There are turquoise inlay for the eyes and on the wings.  The beak is mother of pearl.

$ 50.00
Haloo, Calvin – Picasso Marble Badger

This Zuni carving is by Calvin Haloo.  The badger is carved from Picasso Marble. It is highly detailed for the body of the piece.  The badger has a realistic appearance.  The arrowhead on the back is carved into the piece and there is an additional turquoise arrowhead on top.

$ 75.00
Quam, Daphne – Labradorite Badger

This Zuni carving is by Daphne Quam. It is a badger carved from labradorite.  There is a lot of color in the stone!  There is an arrowhead on the back.

$ 28.00
Lementino, Tim – Bear Family

This Zuni carving by Tim Lementino.  It is a group of five bears carved from pipestone.  They each have turquoise eyes.  There is a bundle holding them together from shell and turquoise.

$ 60.00
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Boone, Lena – Turquoise Badger

This Zuni carving by Lena Boone. She is one of the most famous of the traditional Zuni fetish carvers. This badger is carved from turquoise and has a medicine bundle on it back.

$ 40.00 $ 30.00
Leekya, Delvin – Travertine Wolf

This Zuni carving by Delvin Leekay is carved from mottled brown travertine.  It is one of the most traditionally used stones at Zuni. The eyes are inset with turquoise.  There is an arrowhead on the back.

$ 32.00
Laiwakete, Bernard – Orthocera Fossil Bear with Heartline

This Zuni carving by Bernard Laiwakete is carved from Orthocera fossil.  It has a heartline on one side and the other side it is possible to see the fossils!

$ 80.00
Laiwakete, Rodney – Heartline Ram and Bird

This Zuni carving by Rodney Laiwakete is carved from agate. There is a Big Horn Sheep which has an inlaid turquoise and moher -of -pearl heartline.  The bird on the back is also carved from agate.  It is attached as a medicine bundle.

$ 50.00
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