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Zuni Fetishes and Carvings  book

This newly combined and updated volume explores one of the most popular and widely collected Native American arts in the country. Complete with the legacy of carvers, variety of stones used, and vibrant color photographs, Zuni Fetishes and Carvings: The Complete Guide is THE necessary field guide designed to assist any collector, new or experienced. Many examples of carvings by various artists and family trees of the main Zuni families.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Power of the Fetish
  • Mountain Lions
  • Bears
  • Badgers
  • Wolves
  • Eagles
  • Coyotes
  • Bobcats
  • Frogs and Turtles
  • Snakes
  • Owls and Other Birds
  • Game Animals
  • Domesticated Animals
  • Local Animals
  • Non-Local Animals
  • Corn Maidens and Maidens
  • Humans and Miscellaneous Figures

Carving Materials

  • Alabaster
  • Serpentine
  • Picasso Marble
  • Jet
  • Black Marble
  • Pipestones
  • Turquoise and Related Minerals
  • Dolomite
  • Fluorite
  • Miscellaneous Stones
  • Glass
  • Shell
  • Antler, Horn, Fossilized Ivory, and Bone
  • Other Organic Materials
  • One Carver's Materials

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Zuni Fetishes & Carvings
Second Edition

by Kent McManis

Second Edition, 2010
8" x 9"
151 pages
Full of hundreds of color photos and family trees.

Zuni Fetishes and Carvings



Zuni Fetishes and Carvings  book

Zuni Fetishes and Carvings  book

The Art of Carving

  • The Carving Families
  • The Teddy Weahkee Family
  • The Leekya Deyuse Family
  • The Theodore Kucate Family
  • The Quandelacy Family
  • The George Haloo Cheechee Family
  • The Haloo Family
  • The Andrew Emerson Quam and Bossie Quam Families
  • The Lunasee, Tsethlikai and Chavez Families
  • The Johnny Quam and Westika Families
  • The Hustito and Lowsayatee Families
  • The Natewa, Dallas Quam, and Panteah Extended Families
  • The Leonard Halate Family
  • The Sepo Ponchuella Family
  • The Poncho Family
  • The Bica and Kalestewa Families
  • The Saul Yuselew Family
  • The Othole Extended Family
  • The Mahooty, Lasiloo and Laiwakete Families
  • The Laate Family
  • A Guide to Collecting
  • Bibliography
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